On Saturday, Oct. 7, Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Faries of Westfield, North Carolina, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
They were honored by their family with a surprise trip to the Nantahala Gorge in Bryson City, North Carolina, for a train ride through the mountains. The couple was accompanied by their three children: Lisa (Tim) Childers (Elijah, Leah Grace, and Lydia) of Pilot Mountain; Jason (Bridget) Faries (Gavin, Addison, and Sawyer) of Mayodan, and Crystal Faries of Pilot Mountain.
The family spent the day enjoying each other and experiencing the beauty of God’s countryside. Mr. Faries is the pastor of the Word of God Baptist Church in Asbury. He and his wife, Joyce, have served in the church together for nearly 40 years. On Sunday, Oct. 8 , the congregation honored them with a lunch following the worship service.