Eileen Mitchell was the youngest of all the grandchildren in her family, and she used to love to sit with her granddaddy on the porch and listen to his stories while he shelled peas. She also loved to sit and talk with her grandmother, who lived to be 100.
“I love history,” she said — and early in her career, Mitchell was a history teacher for a while.
But it wasn’t too long before she ended up in a role that fit exactly what she’d always loved, even though she didn’t have a name for it back then — senior adult ministry.
“I’ve been blessed to use what I love as a platform for ministry,” she said.
Mitchell — a state missionary who serves in senior adult, singles and family ministry for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions — retired Jan. 15 after more than 30 years with the SBOM…(continued)