Elmores Featured in Hometown Highlight


The Kennith Elmore family

Westside Pentecostal Church Pastor Kennith Elmore and his wife Josie are some of the most well-known individuals throughout the Huntington/Mansfield community. And, with good reason. They have lived a lifetime of service to the Lord, their church, family, friends and even strangers.

The Elmores have a lasting legacy of love that spans their four children, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The pastor’s heart for ministry reaches out beyond his precious family. He continues to visit the sick at home and in the hospital, and she remains faithful in supporting his ministry.

Although both are aging, their spirit remains renewed as they continue to trust in the Lord for their needs, and that of others. It’s an admirable strength that is such an amazing testimony of their faith.

“I remember him (Pastor Elmore), he’s the one that preaches all the funerals,” said Mansfield First Baptist Pastor Phillip Slaughter. Brother Elmore admits he wishes he’d kept a record of those services, including marriages. He couldn’t rightly guess, but acknowledged the numbers would be great.

Both are such rare devout Christians who live their faith, and give selflessly. Their service to the Lord and to others will long be remembered even after they’re gone.

“You know what the word Christian means, right?” he reminded his congregation. “It’s to be Christ-like.”

Congratulations to the Elmores on being nominated for our Hometown Highlight. If you know of an ordinary citizen who is doing extraordinary things, we want to honor them! Contact us -HERE

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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