S3:E5 | Susan Plemons

August 13, 2020

Susan Plemons has learned well the lessons of Psalm 119:50: “My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.” That has especially been true during the seven years she has taught vocal music at Cedarville.

Born and raised in the South, and still holding a soft spot in her heart for Dallas, Texas, Susan came north when her husband, Ron, was called to serve as pastor of First Baptist Church in Fairborn. After teaching at private and public K-12 schools, the last one Wayne High School in Huber Heights, Ohio, the Lord opened a door for her to teach at Cedarville. “That was a God thing,” Susan explained.

She began at Cedarville in 2013, but in 2017 she discovered a larger reason for God moving her here: Ron died unexpectedly at age 54 from a heart condition. With no family ties locally, she looked at jobs in Nashville and other points South that would take her closer to loved ones. But as she struggled about her future, the Lord’s still small voice spoke to her, “I just didn’t bring you to Cedarville for this, but for now, and for your future.”

The Lord, in His goodness, also answered the desire of her heart, unexpectedly calling a nephew and his family to serve at the church where her husband had pastored. And that very family was there for her in early 2019 when she nearly died from renal failure, sepsis, double pneumonia, and a racing heartbeat that could very quickly have turned into a heart attack. At every turn, Susan is learning in deeper ways that it is the Lord who is preserving her life.  

In 2017, Susan established the Dr. Ron and Mrs. Susan Plemons Memorial Scholarship, in honor of her husband.

Susan has led the Old Fashioned Hymn Sing event at Cedarville. 

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