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Women’s Connection: Celebrate a ‘Beautiful Christmas’

First Baptist Church Farmington’s Senior Pastor Greg Robertson is pictured with his wife, Penny, and sons Parker and Peyton. Submitted photo

Greg Robertson, senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Farmington, will be the special musical guest at the Dec. 12 Women’s Connection Brunch. It will be held from 9:15-11 a.m. in the Farmington Presbyterian Church fellowship hall at the corner of Columbia and Cayce Streets.

The meeting will include classic Christmas songs to ring in the joyous season and to help remind attendees of its true meaning. To make reservations/cancellations for this event, call 573-747-3854 or 573-518-4647. Reservations are due by Friday, Dec.  8.

While Rev. Robertson’s main focus is teaching God’s word, with his passion for music, he has been a featured soloist in many productions. His Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance was earned at Midwestern State University. Robertson has also served as a worship pastor for several years before earning a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and moving into the role of senior pastor.

After pastoring several churches in Texas, Robertson and his family moved to Farmington five years ago. He said he continues to enjoy the blessing of working in the community. In addition to his pastorate, Robertson serves as president of the Farmington Ministerial Alliance. His two sons, Peyton, 16, and Parker, 13, attend Farmington schools and his wife, Penny, is a social worker for the Farmington R-7 School District.

Guest speaker Sharon Lawlor was born in western Pennsylvania and lived in several different states as the wife of a Marine before settling in Dana Point, California, where she and her family stayed for 40 years. During those years, she and her husband raised three daughters. Lawlor later worked as the director of sales and marketing for an international transportation insurance company.

Sharon Lawlor

When her son was born, she quit work to raise him and homeschooled him for five years. At the age of 58, Lawlor returned to school, completed her third post-graduate degree and wrote a book. In 2021, her husband and son found a bed and breakfast for sale in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. When Lawlor saw the business, located in northwest Arkansas, she said it reminded her of her childhood, and immediately fell in love. Three months later, the forest, lake and hills became their new home.

As a popular speaker and Bible teacher in central and Southern California, Lawlor looks forward to continue those pursuits here in the heart of this beautiful country. In her presentation, “Pieces to Masterpiece,” she will share how the brokenness of one’s life can become something beautiful. She uses the verbal illustration of a Tiffany-stained glass window to illustrate how the light of God’s love can transform heartache into hope for others’ lives.

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