By Natalie Rummel
The angels were rejoicing November 18, 2007, when Wai Moi, an 83-year-old Chinese man, received Christ as his Savior at the Grace Church of Town Center in Marietta, Ga. (Jim Laird, pastor). A few months later, it was the congregation’s turn to rejoice as they shared in Wai Moi’s baptism.
“This is the oldest person I have ever baptized,” said Dean Fetterhoff, associate pastor to seniors at the church. “The staid Brethren about turned into shouting Pentecostals!”
The story begins as Wai Moi’s daughter and son-in-law Robert and Virginia Bach began attending Grace Church more than five years ago. Wai Moi lived with them.
While the Bachs became involved in ministry through Awana, music, and working with the sound system, Wai Moi attended the church only occasionally and came on work days.