Dalton Campbell (left) with Pastor Chip Starnes
Photo courtesy of Dalton Campbell

First Baptist Church Bay Minette celebrates 150th anniversary

First Baptist Church Bay Minette celebrated “150 years plus one” Aug. 1 after last year’s celebration had to be postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our testimony is all about God’s faithfulness in this community and how He has utilized our church to be a witness for 151 years,” Pastor Chip Starnes said.

During the special service, those present watched a video featuring the history of the church with narration by Starnes and testimonies from former pastor Henry Cox.

“We stand on the shoulders of men and women over 150 years who had a vision for the church,” Starnes said in the video. “They have come, they have worked, they have served the Lord, they have done what their call in life was to do at this church. … All we’re doing is continuing to take the message that never changes to a culture that may change but their central need of the gospel never changes.”

Dalton Campbell of the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission also presented a plaque during the service.

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