His Executive Ability.
Rev. Gordon's executive ability is well-marked and
accurate. Presiding as he does over thousands, it
is necessary that he be wanting in neither knowl¬
edge nor manhood. As a moderator he is firm and
unshaken, governs with serenity and calmness, and
makes every thing move sweet and harmonious.
With him there is no dodging the question: his
ruling is like his preaching, scriptural and direct,
knowing no man. He only desires to know the
facts and the law; then he condemns or clears.
Moreover, his executive ability is not only exhibited,
seen and felt in the business meetings of his church,
but is seen equally as well in every department of
his pastoral work which relates to the bettering of
the condition of his people. His members and con¬
gregation in the dark hour of their life-forebodings
seek him for counsel, and often strangers from afar
come to him to be advised. He planned the whole
remodeling of his church edifice, attended personally
to the paying of all bills, superintended the work,
and after having completed his plans regarding his
church, entirely remodeled the parsonage, making it
equal to any in the country for comfort and dura¬
bility. The Rev Gordon is wedded to his work for
Christ's kingdom and the elevation of his race. He
contemplates establishing a Baptist School in this
city, and will in a short time begin making prepara¬
tions to do so. " Work earnest and work ever " is
his motto, which sentiment is ably carried out in
his, every-day life.
Mrs. Maggie W. Gordon.