Several years ago when Wayne and Nancy Spears founded Abbie Lane on US 71 in South Red River Parish, they had a great idea. Over the years, one was not enough, so Wayne and Nancy are working to build more retreats around the country.
On July 15th, Spears posted that a change in management is in order. Here is his post:
ABBIE LANE RETREAT ANNOUNCEMENT: It is with great joy Nancy and I announce that we have finally found the God anointed, God appointed, God prepared couple who will replace us here at Abbie Lane Retreat Ministry as the Operational Directors. They are Charles and Vanita Gibbs.
For those of you who come on a regular basis to Abbie Lane, you will love them, they have much to offer with years of pastoring and God obedient ministry experience. Charles is pastor of West Mobile Baptist Church in Mobile AL. He resigned today announcing his retirement from pastoring. God is now leading them and us into new areas of ministry.
As Charles and Vanita come to Abbie Lane Louisiana, Nancy and I will be giving leadership to the development of similar ministries in Mississippi, Texas and the Northwest as well as leadership oversight to all the Abbie Lanes. Be in prayer for the Gibbs and be in prayer for us as we take on new challenges.