Elder Chester Davis, right, and Philadelphia Primitive Baptist First Lady Freddie Davis [ Wendy Weitzel | The Star ]

Davis recognized in anniversary celebration

The congregation at Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church celebrated the eight year anniversary of their pastor, Elder Chester Davis, on Sunday, July 2 with two dedicated services.

In the services, Davis, and his wife, Freddie Davis, the church’s first lady, were honored for their service to the church.

“To God be the glory for the great things that he has done,” said Chester Davis during the celebration. “I appreciate the appreciation, but it is all through him.”

“I thank God for every one of us, for this community as a whole… Thank God for my wife and for my church family.”

Meet the Editor

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper NonDoc.com during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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