Dr. Ned Mathews, Pastor of Cresset Baptist Church and founder of Cresset Christian Academy, died surrounded by his family at home on October 16, 2021. In October of 1974, Cresset Baptist Church, led by Dr. Mathews, approved the formation of Cresset Christian Academy. In August of 1975, the first days of school began with Dr. Mathews serving as the Superintendent of sixty (60) students, four teachers, and two teacher aides. To this day, Cresset continues in its mission and recognizes the importance of Dr. Mathews in its formation. Services to honor Dr. Mathews will be at 3:00 PM at Bay Leaf Baptist Church on Thursday, October 21st. Cresset Christian Academy extends sympathy and condolences to his surviving family, his wife of sixty-two years, Shelby Davis Mathews, his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what cannot be seen; for the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal - II Corinthians 4:18-19