Family Marks Seventh Generation of Adventists with West County Baptisms

 Matthew and Michaela Lawrence were baptized by their grandfather, Thomas Knoll. (Photo submitted by Rebecca Lawrence).

Matthew and Michaela Lawrence were baptized by their grandfather, Thomas Knoll. (Photo submitted by Rebecca Lawrence).

Matthew and Michaela Lawrence, brother and sister, became the newest members of the St. Louis West County Church on April 28. Matthew (13) and Michaela (9) are the seventh consecutive generation of Adventists in their family.

Their grandfather, Thomas R. Knoll, Sr., an ordained minister, had the pleasure of baptizing them. Their grandmother, Merry Knoll, played a special role by sewing their robes.

Matthew and Michaela’s parents, Jay and Rebecca, said the children love Jesus and are excited to officially become members of the Adventist Church.