Local Pastor Celebrates 50th Wedding Anniversary with Vow Renewal

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A local pastor stood on the opposite side of the altar as friends and family members celebrated a marriage that has lasted five decades.

Pastor Buddy Brown and his wife Annita renewed their vows at Lincoln Wood Baptist Church after fifty years of marriage. The bride wore a wedding dress that belonged to her daughter, Tasha Ives. Tasha’s daughter died in 2009 from a brain tumor. Three generations participated in the ceremony.

“Well it had just been the 50th and our kids are scattering out and going in different directions,” said the bride. “And this would be a good time to pull us all back together for one last good memory and hopefully to pass down the tradition of staying together in a marriage.”

Pastor Brown has been lead pastor at Lincoln Wood Baptist Church for more than 20 years.


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