Pastor Hattie Mae Allen just turned 105 but that doesn’t stop her from getting up and sharing the Word of God.
On Sunday, the Temple, Texas church she ministers at, simply called “Jesus,” honored for her more than five decades of pastoring. She has been delivering sermons mostly every week for 57 years.
For Allen, it was a family affair, with six generations represented. She is the daughter of a bishop and one of 12 children, five of whom became preachers. The church refers to her as “teacher.” She has dozens of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, who call her “Grammer.”
“We put Jesus first,” Allen, who can be long-winded, said during her remarks delivered from a chair facing the congregation, as reported by the Temple Daily Telegram.