The Christian Life Center at Bonita Road Baptist Church was officially named The Jimmie Herring Christian Life Center Wednesday night.
Bro. Jimmie Herring was called as interim Minister at Bonita Road in January, 1980 and as Pastor in March of that same year, remaining in that capacity until January, 2003. For 23 years, he served the Log Cabin area, baptizing a total of 556 people. During his tenure, Bro. Jimmie led the direction of the church by renovating it's auditorium, constructing the Christian Life Center, establishing Children's Church and a children's ministry building as well as building a new fellowship hall, among other accomplishments. Bro. Jimmie retired as Bonita Road's Minister in 2003 but continued attending services while battling a reoccurrence of cancer. In March, the church voted to rename the Christian Life Center to the Jimmie Herring Christian Life Center. Bro. Jimmie succumbed to cancer March 28, 2013 but left a legacy for his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.