Foundation and local church receive gift from Ventura lady

By December 12, 2018Press Releases

Foundation and local church recieve gift from Ventura lady
December 12, 2018
For Immediate Release

Patricia Juanita King passed away this past Spring in Ventura, California. Born in Denver, she graduated from Monroe City High School in Missouri and then obtained her teaching degree from Kirksville State Teachers College and a Masters degree in Library Science . Serving as a librarian for many years, she enjoyed reading stories to the children who would visit. Patricia was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Ventura, California since 1959 serving as a choir member and Sunday School teacher. She also volunteered hundreds of hours through Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and was an active member of the local garden club.

The Baptist Foundation of California has received a gift of $197,000 from the estate of Ms. Patricia King. Ms. King passed away last Spring and was a long-time member of Grace Church in Ventura, California. “The Foundation is grateful for this generous gift from Ms. King and what it will mean for the Baptist ministries we serve,” said Phil Kell, president of the Foundation. “We are honored by her generosity and her confidence in our work.” Kell said the gift will be added to the Legacy Fund held by the Foundation. The Legacy Fund was established by the Foundation’s Board to provide a mechanism for supporting the work of the Foundation and remembering the faithful Southern Baptist stewards who have made meaningful gifts from their estates to the Foundation.

Born in Denver, Ms. King graduated from Monroe City High School in Missouri. She then obtained her teaching degree and a Masters degree in Library Science from Kirksville State Teachers College. Serving as a librarian for many years, Ms. King also volunteered hundreds of hours through Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and was an active member of the local garden club.

In addition to her gift to the Foundation, Ms. King also left a significant gift to her local church. A member of Grace Church since 1959, she served as a choir member and Sunday School teacher. Her pastor, Nick Acker, said, “We are incredibly blessed by Patricia’s generosity! I believe her gift will continue to bless Ventura for decades to come!” “The generosity of Ms. King through her estate plan is a testament to her commitment to the Lord and Kingdom service during her lifetime,” commented Kell. “Her last act of stewardship will encourage others and continue to bless ministries into the future.”The Baptist Foundation of California exists to raise, manage and distribute resources for Kingdom causes. It is a Cooperative Program ministry of the California Southern Baptist Convention.

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