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Avery Land

FROM THE BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF PRIMITIVE OR OLD SCHOOL BAPTIST MINISTERS BY DAVID MONTGOMERY AND MARK GREEN: 

 

WRITTEN BY HIS WIDOW, LEILA LAND:

 

Elder Avery Laymon Land was born April 3, 1912 in Sequatchie County, Dunlap, Tennessee. He was the eldest of five children and was reared by Primitive Baptist parents.

 

He married Leila Minton, December 1, 1934. They have one child, Margarett Wanda Land Johnson, born September 3, 1936. Elder Land has two grandchildren, Pamela Jeanette Turner and Johnny Franklin Ewton, Jr. He has three great grandchildren, Dustin, Johnny, and Franklin.He worked in the timber business, sold insurance, and worked in Detroit, Michigan; making a living in those days was very hard. He entered the service during the war (W.W.II) and was sent overseas. On returning, he served onthe County Court as trial judge for several years. He served in the county school system for several years, and served as chaplain for the "Veterans of Foreign Wars."

 

He united with the Yellow Springs Primitive Baptist Church and was baptized by Elder Gilbert Birdwell. He was ordained as a minister in 1950.

 

He pastored Yellow Springs Church for several years; Bethlehem Church, Dunlap, Tenn.; Knoxville Church, Knoxville, Tenn.; Rose Hill Church near Gatlinburg, Tenn.; Tracy City Church in Tracy City, Tenn.; Sweden’s Cove Church in South Pittsburg, Tenn.; Goshen Church in Hohenwald, Tenn.; Hohenwald Church; and Smithville Church where he pastored for 37 years and his membership was there when he died. He traveled and preached in 35 States. On a trip to the Holy Land, he preached in Athens, Greece. He died October 18, 1992.



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