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Raybon Lord



I was born Nov. 9, 1929, in Pulaski Co., GA, to Jack Benjamin andClara Knighton Lord. It was during the time of the Great Depression, andmy parents were very poor in this world's wealth. However, they were richin faith. They were both members of Trail Branch Primitive BaptistChurch for almost all of their adult lives. My father had begun exercisinghis gift in 1928 and was ordained to the work of the ministry in Nov.1931.I had always had a deep respect for the church, but it was not untilmy 19th year that I became burdened about my sins. On the 4th Sundayin Aug., 1949, I offered myself for membership to Trail Branch Church inBleckley County, GA, and was received for baptism 2 weeks later. Duringmy high school years, I had had a feeling that I might preach someday,but would try to remove that thought from my mind. I had seen thesacrifices my father had made serving churches during the Depressionyears.About 60 days after joining the church I made my first effort tospeak concerning the things of God. I was ordained to the work of theministry on June 26, 1954, and the following day was blessed to baptizemy wife and my brother in the flesh. In Nov. of 1954, I was called aspastor of Emmaus Church near Cordele, GA. The church has been thecenter of my life for more than 50 years. I have served several otherchurches in the Pulaski Association, including Eureka, Christian Hope,Sycamore, and am presently serving Emmaus, New Providence, and OakGrove near Cochran, GA. I've been blessed to travel among PrimitiveBaptists in at least 20 states over the years.I was married to Jean Barlow on July 22, 1951. We were blessed with4 sons, Dennis Raybon, James Benjamin (Jim), Paul Timothy, and RobertLondon (Bob). Jean passed from this life to be with her Savior on Feb.12, 1998. On July 11, 1999, I was married to Sister Virginia D. Bryant,widow of Elder E.D. Bryant, Jr. By God's grace, we are looking forwardto many more years together in the service of our Lord and Master.

Updated 10/2017


The Passing of Elder Raybon Lord

November 29, 1929 - March 10, 2016

Funeral services for Elder Raybon B. Lord, 86, of Sycamore,was held Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 3:30 the Trail Branch Primitive Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Church cemetery.

Born in Pulaski County, he was son of the late Elder J.B. "Ben" and Clara Knighton Lord. He was widower to his first wife, Sis. Jean Barlow Lord, and was a graduate of Dudley High School. He had lived in Sycamore since 1965 and was a farmer and an Elder of the Primitive Baptist faith for over 65 years, serving several churches in the south Georgia area.

Survivors are: wife, Sis. Virginia D. Lord of Sycamore; children, Dennis (Lynne) Lord of Cochran, Jim Lord of Dublin, Paul (Sharon) Lord of Rochelle, Robert (Dona) Lord of Fitzgerald, Miriam B. Smith of Ashburn, Leanna (Jason) Baker of Watkinsville, Benjamin (Martha) Bryant of Savannah and sister, Jackie L. Hilton of Dudley; and 17 grandchildren.

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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)