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Dozierís Mount Gilead celebrates 125th anniversarycomment (0)

November 18, 2010

“We are a church that has really grown over the last four or five years,” Pastor Phillip Morgan said of Mount Gilead Baptist Church, Dozier. “Our main focus that the Lord has laid on my heart since I started pastoring [here is] that we’d grow spiritually. We’ve seen that happen.”

That growth was just one of the things the Covington Baptist Association church celebrated as it looked back on 125 years Oct. 10.

Melanie Metz of the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission presented a plaque, and Larry Cummings, director of missions for Covington Association, presented certificates on behalf of the association and the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. Mount Gilead Baptist also recognized its oldest members present that day.

For Morgan, the day was upbeat and exciting.

“It was just a culmination of all the years that the church has been in service for the Lord, and [the day] brought it to light, and it was a really humbling experience,” he said.

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