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South Hamilton commemorates 75th anniversarycomment (0)

December 9, 2010

“It’s just an amazing thing to see what God has done with this church,” said Keith Box, pastor of South Hamilton Baptist Church.

About 260 people — nearly double the Marion Baptist Association church’s normal attendance — gathered to celebrate its 75th anniversary Sept. 26, remembering God’s faithfulness through the years.

Guest speakers, including William Myron Pitts, whose father, G.W. Pitts, was one of the church’s first pastors, addressed the congregation. Box also preached a short message.

State representatives and senators, as well as Gov. Bob Riley, sent letters of commendation. A representative from the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission presented a certificate commemorating the anniversary. The church recognized Mary Ritch, its longtime organist who recently passed earlier this year, and Barbara Carter, who served as pianist for several decades but can no longer play because of declining health.

Box said it has been a privilege to serve as pastor and the people have been a wonderful blessing to him and his family.

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