When June Hinds moved from Memphis to Destin in 1959 seeking an environment to help her daughter Carla's asthma, the fresh air and sun was great medicine. In the 50 years since, Hinds has remained a constant and passionate member of First Baptist Church, against the background of lively changes as the church shifted locations to 201 Beach, started a school, and opened a day care.



On Dec. 16, pastor Farren Roper presented a certificate recognizing Hinds commitment, saying, "We acknowledge with gratitude your 50 years of contributions, your deep love of our church and your generous service to God's people."