Shiloh Baptist Church celebrates bicentennial anniversary

On June 30, Shiloh Baptist Church, Somerville, celebrated its 200th anniversary. 

Former pastor Frank Morrison and former interim pastor Bob White shared memories of the church. 

A five-act drama based on the history of the church written by Kenneth Robert was organized by pastor and minister of music Charles Owens II. The acts include the founding of the church in 1819 all the way through a celebration of where the church is today. Robert presented history between each act. Some acts also featured acapella singing and the praise team.

Jerry Armor presented a certificate from the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission, and state representative Scott Stadthagen presented a resolution to the church. State senator Arthur Orr also was recognized. Photo albums and the church history were on display. 

“The Lord had His hand on the day,” said Robert. “Everybody had a great time.”

The service ended with congregational singing. Lunch was served following the service. (TAB)