By KAREN WILLOUGHBY
PINEVILLE – Pineville Grace Baptist church decided that rather than withering away, it would give its heart to another.
And its pews to yet another.
What became a "transplant service" took place Monday evening, Jan. 3, led by Leon Hyatt, who in 2002 brought the church now known as Pineville Grace Baptist into the North Rapides Baptist Association, Louisiana Baptist Convention and Southern Baptist Convention.
"This is a special occasion done for the honor and glory of the Lord," Hyatt said to the 80 or more people in the worship center that had chairs added across the front and down the sides of the center aisle. "We want His power to permeate this place as ever before."