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FBC Citronelle marks 125th anniversarycomment (0)

November 10, 2011


It’s been 125 years since First Baptist Church, Citronelle, was founded. On Oct. 2, the church celebrated this milestone anniversary during the morning worship service.

Three former ministers each delivered a 15-minute message to the congregation. The wife of one of the former ministers sang during the service, and the choir also performed some special music. A representative from the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission and Thomas Wright, executive director of missions for Mobile Baptist Association, both presented First, Citronelle, with a certificate.

“We’re just trying to stay true to the Word and the gospel and trying to win our city to the Lord,” Senior Pastor Elbert Charpie said.

“One of our current themes is to try to build some community among believers of all denominations,” he added, reporting that First, Citronelle, will present a Christmas program with six local churches participating.

Charpie said the church also is trying some innovative things with its Sunday morning worship service. The service now begins with the message, followed by a time of testimony, the Lord’s Supper, worship time and prayer.

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