After last year’s 175th anniversary gathering was postponed because of COVID-19, David Babson — pastor of First Baptist Church in Salem — said the church’s Aug. 15 celebration was “a good day.”
“It was wonderful to see people come back who had not been there in a while,” he said.
During the special service, Babson presented a brief history of the church, and others shared testimonies. The Kingdom Express provided special music, and Philip Camp, pastor of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Phenix City, was the guest speaker. Lonette Berg, executive director of the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission, presented a framed certificate to the church.
Lunch was served in the fellowship hall after the service.
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