Royal Palm’s DOM to retire after 26 years of service
Apr 16, 2014
By STAFF

JACKSONVILLE (FBW)—Everett Rafferty will retire as director of missions for the Royal Palm Baptist Association, effective June 30.

He has served in that role since January 1988, during which time the association has grown from 42 congregations to 106.

“He has done a wonderful job establishing positive working relationships with pastors, staff members and church members within all of the congregations,” according to a statement from the Royal Palm Baptist Association. “His leadership, loyalty to the Royal Palm Baptist Association and tireless energy will be missed. Everett’s contributions and rich experience made it possible to expand their ministry in Southwest Florida.”

With both joy and sadness, at their Semi-Annual Meeting on April 15, 2014, the Royal Palm Baptist Association accepted the retirement of their Director of Missions, Everett D. Rafferty.  His retirement date is effective June 30, 2014.

Everett has served as the Director of Missions for the Royal Palm Baptist Association, since January 1988.  Under Everett’s leadership for the last 26-plus years, the association has grown from 42 congregations to its present size today of 106 congregations. He has done a wonderful job establishing positive working relationships with pastors, staff members and church members within all of the congregations. His leadership, loyalty to the Royal Palm Baptist Association and tireless energy will be missed.  Everett’s contributions and rich experience made it possible to expand their ministry in Southwest Florida.

The Royal Palm Baptist Association thanks Everett for his years of outstanding service and ministry to the association and wish him well as he prepares for retirement. He has been a valuable asset and a friend to all of us and will be greatly missed.

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