Ryan Baptist Church, Joppa, celebrated its 100th anniversary July 31 with former pastor Eldridge Criscoe delivering the message. Criscoe also preached for the 75th anniversary and has served as a revival speaker and interim pastor.
New Beginning sang, and Caleb Hudson, a member of the group and former music director, led congregational singing. The choir also participated in the service.
Joe Teal (left) of the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission presented a certificate.
“It was a great day for our church,” said pastor Terry Hudson (right), who was a member and deacon and was later called to ministry.
Peggy Binning, church secretary, wrote the last 25 years of church history to add to the history of the first 75 years. Michelle Hicks painted a picture of the church and provided artwork for the cover of the church history book and anniversary bulletin. Lunch followed the service.