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Ernie Stump



I was born on February 28, 1938, in Pike County, KY. My parents were Perry and Stella Stump. Imogene Goley and I were married on June 29, 1957. The Lord blessed us with four children, Terry, Karen, Pamela, and Donald. Imogene and I united with the Missionary Baptist Church in 1959, where we became very active.

About 1963, the Lord blessed me to see that eternal salvation was solely by God's Grace. I began to listen to Elder Lasserre Bradley, Jr. on the radio. I was blessed to understand more clearly the truth of God's sovereign grace through his messages. In just a short time, my wife Imogene was blessed to see the truth of Salvation by God's sovereign grace. We started attending services at the Cincinnati Primitive Baptist Church.

In 1965, we asked for a home with the Cincinnati Church and was baptized by Elder Lasserre Bradley, Jr. Shortly thereafter, and I began to introduce the service and take part in a preaching way. I was later liberated and ordained to the ministry's full work on October 7, 1968. At that time, I began to serve as Co-Pastor with Elder J. B. Warren at the Hamilton Primitive Baptist Church in Hamilton, Ohio. In 1969, I was called to serve the Louisville Church in Louisville, KY. I accepted the call, moved my family to Louisville, and served the church there until 1977. During this time, I also served the Cold Springs Church at Liberty0, KY, which was about 90 miles from Louisville. I served them twice a month in a 2:30 P.M. service.

In 1978, I was called to serve Bush Hills Church in Birmingham, AL. I accepted the Pastorship of Bush Hills Church and moved my family to Birmingham that same year. In 1981, Bush Hills Church and Antioch Church consolidated and became Vestavia Primitive Baptist Church. Vestavia built a new building and began services in the new building in 1982. I pastored Vestavia Church until April 1999. In June of 1999, I was called to serve the Beulah Church at Leeds, AL, which is near Birmingham. I accepted the Pastorship of Beulah Church of where I am pastoring at this time. I have also been blessed to have a radio ministry, The Primitive Baptist Hour Broadcast here in Birmingham for the past 17 years and have visited churches in about 25 states.

O B I T U A R Y February 28, 1938 - February 12, 2023

Ernie Stump of Birmingham, Alabama, age 84, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 12, 2023, following complications from lingering health issues. He faithfully served the Lord as a minister for nearly 55 years. He was born in Kentucky, where he resided until 1978. He then moved with his family to Birmingham, Alabama, where he served as pastor of Vestavia Primitive Baptist Church for nearly 20 years and later served as pastor of Beulah Primitive Baptist, Leeds, Alabama, until 2018
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Imogene; his sons, Terry Stump (Melissa) and Don Stump (Amy); daughters, Karen Stump and Pam Nail (Clint); grandson, Wesley Stump (Stevie); granddaughters, McKinsey Brindley, Annabelle Stump, Isabelle Stump, and Katie Nail; great-grandchildren, Bryson Stump, Jaidyn Stump, Walker Stump, Weston Stump, and Rhett Brindley; sisters, Edith Oaks (Amos), Frances Grout (Melvin) and Genny Guthrie (Jim) as well as a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Perry and Stella Stump; brothers, Thurman Stump and Ervin Stump; sisters, Alta Coleman, Gladys Hill, and Delphia Morrison.
The funeral service was held at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Trussville on Friday, February 17, 2023, at 2:00 p.m

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Elder James Compton (1905 - 2007)
Elder James Compton was the original founder of the 'Gospel of Grace Tape Supply.' His collection of tapes began as he traveled to Church meetings and Associations recording sermons on Reel to Reel. He has maintained this library of sermons faithfully over the years and are now the foundation of PB Sermons. org. This web site is dedicated to Elder James Compton (1905 - 2007)