Posted on : Friday March 15, 2019

By Sharon Mager

LUTHERVILLE, Md. — George Weaver retired from the pastoral ministry after serving nine years, the last three at Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church, in Lutherville. Members honored Weaver and his family at a retirement dinner on Feb. 24 at the church where they presented him with a plaque and reflected on his faithful service.

Weaver said that he, his wife Yvonne, their sons Ben and Josh, and daughter Faith, have enjoyed their three years at the

Chestnut Hill Ridge Baptist Church presented Yvonne Weaver with flowers and George Weaver with a plaque to honor his ministry at Chestnut Hill Ridge Baptist Church.

church and they have all been active in ministry. In addition to serving as a pastor’s wife, Yvonne was the church secretary and eagerly helped with church events and programs. Ben did electrical work and led some youth activities. Josh helped with the sound system and occasionally taught classes. George said Faith was instrumental in bringing nineteen people to youth events. “Faith has never met a stranger,” he said.

For thirteen years, George has struggled with chronic headaches due to a temporomandibular joint disorder which prevented him from being as pastorally active as he desired. During this time, George said he prayed, “if it be your will, please give me the ability to pastor one last church.” God answered that prayer with Chestnut Ridge.

Through the years, in addition to Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church, Weaver has served as pastor of First Baptist Church of Overlea and Lee Street Memorial Baptist, (now Jesus Our Redeemer Church). He served as an interim pastor at Owings Mills Mission, Second & Fourth Baptist Church, and at First Baptist Church of Essex, (now Church of the Harbor). Alsohe ministered as an assistant to the Baltimore Baptist Association Director of Missions, Mike Fahey, who served from 1990-1995.

Though stepping down as pastor, George is not retiring from ministry altogether. He believes that the Lord still has work for him to do, whether it be in an interim pastoral role or another ministry. Wherever God leads, George will go.