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Mobile’s Travis Road Church celebrates 50 yearscomment (0)

February 25, 2010

Valentines Day 2010 was more than memorable for Travis Road Baptist Church, Mobile, in Mobile Baptist Association as it celebrated its 50th anniversary with more than four times its average number of attendees.

The day was filled with a special meet-and-greet for present and former church members; a missions report, which included commissioning Jeff and Erin Gautney for full-time missions work in Paraguay; an evangelism report, detailing its 1,484 baptisms over the 50 years of ministry; a special message by former pastor Alben Gaston; music by former youth leader Tony Gordy; and a covered-dish lunch.

Chuck Davis, of Mobile Baptist Association, presented the church with a plaque from the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission in honor of its years of work.

“We had good (membership) representation from various years from the past. … It was because of the great response of the people coming that we could see a small taste of what God has done through the life of the church over the years,” said Pastor Roy Stebbins, who has served the church for nearly 12 years.

Stebbins noted that one of the things he is most proud of is the church’s Global Impact emphasis, which has sent short-term missions teams around the world and has given more than $1 million to local and international missions. Stebbins said he hopes missions involvement will continue to characterize Travis Road in years to come.

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