Incorporated in 1903, Rowan County's Faith, population 600, is a town of old-fashioned values and sense of community. Its neighborliness attracts many, including President George Bush, who attended the 1992 Fourth of July celebration.
Named after the town founder’s faith in the granite industry, Faith in now more of a bedroom community where many of its 600 residents work in Salisbury r Concord. The church community is important here; and due to its membership, the town’s population nearly triples on Sunday morning.
Through Reverend Lisa Saunders’ work, lately being reflected in a memoir, she has learned a valuable lesson about life. It's one that applies just as aptly to the beginning or end of life. The immaterial reward of a life well lived—a good legacy left behind—is more important than material rewards.