Marlin and Karen Jaynes will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor at 6 p.m., June 30, 2013, in the fellowship hall at Oakwood Forest Christian Church, 1713 E. Sevier Ave., Kingsport.
The couple was married June 14, 1963, at First Church of God, Texas City, Texas, with Marlin’s father, the Rev. Marlin S. Jaynes Sr., officiating.
Marlin and Karen are the parents of two daughters, Brenda Jaynes and Marlene Jaynes, both of Johnson City.
Marlin serves as senior minister of Oakwood Forest Christian Church and has been in the ministry for 53 years, serving 49 of those years as a senior minister in churches in Missouri, Alabama, Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Illinois and Tennessee.
Karen has served faithfully by his side as a minister’s wife and homemaker.