A capacity crowd filled the River Road Church, Baptist Chapel last night and voted to call the Rev. Michael P. Kellett, Jr. as Minister to Children and Youth. Immediately following the service the pastor phoned Kellett, and with enthusiasm he accepted the church’s call.

Despite a threatening summer thunderstorm and the necessity of 100 members to constitute a quorum, 150 people packed into the Chapel and, following a report from the search committee, voted unanimously to extend the call. Following the vote, many members enjoyed a dessert fellowship in the Chapel Hall.

He said he planned to begin his tenure in “early to mid August.”