New Chapel Baptist celebrates 75th anniversary

New Chapel Baptist Church, Kinston, celebrated its 75th anniversary July 3. Former members Brad Wood, Robin Free and Calli Dean sang solos while the praise team and congregation were led by music director Keith Bell. Ellen Dewberry (left) from the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission presented a certificate.

The church recognized Donna Jones, clerk and Sunday School director, who died in January. Jones also served as the clerk for Sardis Baptist Association.

“The church was down to six people when I came as pastor 14 years ago,” said Pastor Terry Godwin, who shared the church’s history. “We have grown and are thankful for how God is working.”