Rev. and Mrs. Clifford Chronister are celebrating their 50th anniversary.

The Rev. Clifford and Gail Chronister of Independence will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a private family reception on Feb. 7.

Mr. and Mrs. Chronister have four children, Brenda Orender, Keith Chronister and Paul Chronister, all of Independence, and Jack Chronister of Grain Valley, 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

They were married Feb. 7, 1959, in Kansas City, and lived in North Kansas City for 12 years before moving to Independence 38 years ago.

Clifford was a welder for 35 years, retiring from the Columbia Steel Tank Co. in February 2004. He has been preaching and ministering for 39 years, and is the pastor of Faith Full Gospel Tabernacle Church.

Gail is a certified medication technician and retired in November 2005. She is pastors wife, treasurer and secretary for Faith Full Gospel Tabernacle.

To our special parents that we love very much and who have inspired our lives to become who we are, through love, kindness and patients. We love you Mom and Dad.