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Chilton Associationís FBC Lomax celebrates 50 yearscomment (0)

June 16, 2011

April 17 was a “blessed day” for First Baptist Church, Lomax, in Clanton as about 80 people gathered to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

The first pastor, Ronald Euler, shared from the Old Testament on “remembering.” Lonette Berg of the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission presented the church with a plaque, and state Rep. Kurt Wallace presented a certificate of recognition.

David G. Askins, the pastor of First, Lomax, while it was still a mission of First Baptist Church, Clanton, and Larry Felkins, director of missions for Chilton Baptist Association, also attended the celebration service.

The church recognized long-time members like Chester Jones, a member from the beginning, and Sue Porter, the church clerk since 1961.

Current Pastor Jim Otts hopes the future brings growth and younger generations to carry on the work of First, Lomax.

“We’ve reached a plateau (in growth), and now it’s time to move on up the hill,” he told the congregation, which usually is composed of only 15.

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