It “felt like old home day” at Dutton Baptist Church as members celebrated the 100th anniversary Oct. 24, according to church member Sandy Barrett.
“There was a wonderful, sweet spirit,” Barrett said. “God blessed us with a beautiful day.”
Several former pastors shared memories during the special service — Buddy Strickland, Dale Haynes, Donny Johnston and Terry Robertson. The Tigue Family provided special music, and Perry Tigue led congregation singing.
Chris Guinn, director of missions for Sand Mountain Baptist Association, brought greetings, and Wendell Dutton of the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission presented a certificate to the church, which is led by Pastor Shannon Brewster.
Memorabilia from the church and association as well as nine photo albums with 3,000-plus photos were on display. Those present received a history of the church compiled by the anniversary committee — Sandy Barrett, Phyllis Tigue, Wilma Long, Sherry Brewster, Shari Edmonds, Linda Edmonds, Jo Ann Hurst, Jenny Phillips and Drinda Hughes.
An anniversary cake featured photos of the old and new church buildings.