Annointing the Pastors
Refugio and Esther are surrounded by Bethania's worship leaders and anointed - to symbolize the passing on of a holy emanation, spirit, or power of God. It may also serve as spiritual method of protection from dangerous influences or demons.
As a point of personal reference, the beautiful woman in the front row (left) is Refugio and Esther's daughter, and my wife, Becky. Note the disengagement typical of a rebellious pastor's kid whose presence is driven by a sense of responsibility to family authority, rather than any presence of spiritual conviction. But to be fair, she shares no DNA of anyone in the photo... but that's another story.