By Matthew S
6108 Chester Street is a special location to both my wife and myself.
It is the location of the church which we were married in, and we happened to be married there on June 4th, 2010 at 6 PM. But, our fondness of this location does not stop there. I grew up in that church. I met and still have great friends from that church, 16 years later. I learned to play guitar and bass which I continue to do today, while at that church. I experienced a great loss of a building which held some treasured memories when that building caught fire and burnt down. I experienced great joy when we rebuilt in that same location. I then was able to experience some of the greatest joys I ever had at that time, when my wife, who I was newly dating, was baptized in that church. After this, we began to begin something we enjoy still to this day, singing and praising together in the church. My future wife began a job at that church, which she worked at until we moved out of state as I began my career.
Fast forward a few years and my sister and brother-in-law were married in this church. After that, my wife and I were married in that church. The pastor and his wife, who had since moved away, made a special trip down from Nebraska to marry us. Our dog, Tim, who is now fifteen years old, got to be Man's Best Friend, and ring bearer, for the wedding. But, perhaps, he became bored, because he fell asleep at the altar. My groomsmen, all but one in the military, were able to come back and join us for this special occasion. This church holds so many memories for us, both good and bad, but the greatest of which occurred on June 4th, 2010 at 6 PM. We were married. We became one before God and our family and friends. We began the special journey of life together. We began the foundation for our faith and lives that we carry on today and will pass on to our two children.
Without this church, and this date, we would not be where we are today.