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East Huntsville Church reflects on past 50 yearscomment (0)

April 22, 2010

Members of East Huntsville Baptist Church gathered April 11 just like they would any other Sunday.

But on any other Sunday, original members wouldn’t have honored a “Past, Present and Future” theme or shared stories about the establishment of the Madison Baptist Association church and what it has meant to them throughout the years. That’s because on April 11, the church turned 50 years old, and that made it a special occasion.

“We had a very good turn out for our small church … and a fairly good number of former members,” said Jim Booker, chairman of deacons and church clerk for East Huntsville Baptist. “People shared stories about establishment of the church, what’s going on now and what they hope for the future of the church.”

There was even a special nearly 20-member choir filled with present and former church members, he added.

Allen Jeffreys of the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission presented the church with a plaque to honor its years and the church hosted a special lunch following its 11 a.m. service.

William Carter is pastor of East Huntsville.

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