For many years, Alex Palkovich and Leonard Caudill (church member) worked together at GE Medical Systems in Florence. Knowing Alex’s talent for sculpting, Len and Ryan Caudill, of our staff, dreamed of Alex doing a project for the church. The occasion of the 50th Anniversary presented such an opportunity. The idea of the Sower was an effort to identify a biblical figure that most represented the church’s history and that would also challenge the church to remain focused on its mission.
Over these 50 years, we have had the privilege to sow the gospel in our city, state, country and throughout the world. Have you given a gospel tract, shared the plan of salvation or given your testimony? Have you brought someone to church, taught a Sunday School class, served in one of our church’s ministries or shared the gospel with an unsaved person? In these ways and many others, you have been a sower of the gospel!
The Sower figure is to cause us to remember our gospel-sowing heritage and to recognize that we are part of the Lord’s larger plan. It is to challenge future generations to be involved in God’s work with growing fervency and dedication – until Jesus returns!
We are not just building a memorial for the past, but rather casting a vision for the future. There are more lost souls in the Pee Dee area today than when the church began in 1969. The Sower represents the future more than it does the past.
Thank you to everyone who has given so that The Sower could become a reality on our campus.