The Rev. Rodney and Freida Brown, of Sedalia, observed their 40th wedding anniversary on Dec. 23.
Freida Stout and Rodney Brown were married Dec. 23, 1972, in Tulsa, Okla., by the Rev. Dan Neldeburg.
The Rev. Brown is the senior minister at Parkview Christian Church. Mrs. Brown retired from Sedalia District 200.
They have three children, Nathan Brown, of Fort Worth, Texas, Toby Brown, of Sedalia, and Isaac Brown, of Olathe, Kan.; and eight grandchildren.