Laurens pastor wins award at Ridgecrest writers conference

Rhett Wilson (center), pastor of The Spring Church in Laurens, recently received the second place award for children’s literature for his children’s picture book idea “Praying with Daddy” at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. Pictured with Wilson is Alton Gansky (right) and Edie Melson, directors of the conference in Ridgecrest, N.C. Gansky directs Gansky Communications in Fresno, Calif. Melson is an author in Simpsonville and writes a weekly blog about military families for Guideposts magazine online.