Carey Association continues tradition of Sunday worship at Cheaha Park

It began in 1980 with one visit to the park director’s house, and nearly 40 years later it’s still going strong.

From April to October each year — with the exception of race weekends at Talladega Superspeedway — Carey Baptist Association churches partner with a ministry at Cheaha State Park in Delta to conduct a nondenominational service on Sundays at 9 a.m.

Pastors in the association rotate preaching there, some of them moving their Sunday services to the Al Alexander Activities Building, a chapel named after the man who got it all started in 1980. Donna Frames, a member of Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Delta, has served as the ministry’s pianist and soloist for three decades.

“We’re persistently there presenting the gospel,” said Bruce Willis, director of missions for Carey Association. (Grace Thornton)