A hard-working preacher received a certificate acknowledging his dedication to the church.
Kevin Laming accepted the honour from Paul Richardson, Local Preachers’ Secretary to the Bolsover and Staveley Methodist Circuit.
It commemorates his 40 years with the church and is signed by the president and vice-president of the Methodist Church.
Mr Laming began preaching aged 17 and was admitted as a fully accredited local preacher in 1971.
He currently mentors two groups of local preachers in training.