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Major Leaguer Josh Anderson speaks at Columbia Baptist

Surprise speaker addresses Adair County Basketball team. Dr. Ted Taylor announces a $1,500 gift to Fellowship of Christian Athletes
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By Darrell Overstreet

When the Adair County Basketball team attended a special service at the Columbia Baptist Church on November 29, 2009, they were totally surprised when the guest speaker, Josh Anderson, Kansas City Royals centerfielder, was introduced.

Adair County Coach Mark Fudge had made arrangements with Anderson to speak. The Major League Baseball player is a Eubank, Pulaski Co., KY, native and graduate of Eastern Kentucky University.


Dr. G. Ted Taylor, pastor of Columbia Baptist Church, recognized the Adair County Basketball teams, coaches, players, and parents of the boys' high school, boys' middle school, and the girls' high school teams which were present.

Local athletes in attendance were Kyle Young, Kyle Sandusky, Josh Anderson, Greg Gover, Jon Hansel, Blake Perkins. John Shelley, Trey Grider, Marshall Shelley, Matt Fudge, B. J. Steinhilber, Ethan Brown, and Kyle Burton, Brandon Joseph, Jeremy Franklin, Joseph Willis, Mark Fudge, Elliot Burton, Ty Bennett, and Jayden WillisMcKenzie Martin, Chelsie Beard, Katie Keltner, James Turner, and Mike Sneed.

Gary Gover, Regional Coordinator for Fellowship of Christian Athletes accompanied Josh, his wife Heather, and four-month-old Eason.

Dr. Taylor announced that an offering of $1,500.00 was received for Fellowship of Christian Athletes.Please see columbiabaptist.com for more.


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Major League's Josh Anderson at Columbia Baptist Church



2009-12-02 - 201 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY - Photo by Darrell Overstreet. With Kansas City Royals Baseball Josh Anderson at Columbia Baptist Church on Sunday, November 29, 2009: In left photo, front row, from left: Kyle Young, Kyle Sandusky, Josh Anderson, Dr. Ted Taylor, Greg Gover, Jon Hansel, and Blake Perkins. Second row, from left: John Shelley, Trey Grider, Marshall Shelley, Matt Fudge, B. J. Steinhilber, Ethan Brown, and Kyle Burton. Front row, from left: Brandon Joseph, Jeremy Franklin, Joseph Willis, Mark Fudge, Elliot Burton, Ty Bennett, and Jayden Willis. Not pictured: McKenzie Martin, Chelsie Beard, Katie Keltner, James Turner, and Mike Sneed. In right photo, front row, from left Dr. Ted Taylor, Josh Anderson (centerfielder for the Kansas City Royals), Greg Gover (Regional Coordinator for Fellowship of Christian Athletes), and Mark Fudge (Adair County High School Basketball Coach).
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