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Custodian cleans church for nearly four decades

July 18, 2011
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PADUCAH, TX — For custodian Gilbert Mercado, cleanliness really is next to godliness, according to The Baptist Standard.

Mercado, who began cleaning the church nearly 40 years ago as a high school student, makes it his mission to keep the First Baptist Church the godliest church around, the article stated.

According to the article, Mercado has been a blessing for new pastor David Williams, who has been with the parish for only a few months.

"I don''t have to be concerned about what he''s doing," said Williams.

"He came under brother Bob Beck, and I think he trained him very well. Every pastor since then has been blessed by Gilbert. He wants to be a servant to the pastor. He wants to be a servant to everyone," Williams added.

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