Trinity’s Mount View celebrates 50th anniversary

Mount View Baptist Church, Trinity, in Muscle Shoals Baptist Association, celebrated an exciting milestone June 3. The church has been ministering to its community for 50 years.

The anniversary was celebrated with special music by the church’s choir, featuring a solo by former pastor Billy Burge. Larry Little, the first person baptized at Mount View, was the guest speaker.

The names of charter members of the church were read and those present were recognized. Former pastors Burge, Tommy Bolan and Sam Wallace shared memories from their time at Mount View. Mark Milwee, current pastor of Mount View, led the congregation in a closing prayer.

Rhonella Hamilton, the anniversary committee chair, presented the history of the church to the congregation, and Jerry Armor presented the church with a certificate from the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission.

“It felt like a family reunion,” Hamilton said. “It was a taste of what heaven will be like.”