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Castleberry’s London Baptist marks 100 years comment (0)

July 26, 2012

By Brittney Knox

To commemorate its centennial church anniversary, members of London Baptist Church, Castleberry, celebrated June 10 and honored several key members who have been vital in the church’s history. 

There was a large crowd at the Conecuh Baptist Association church, and many former members attended the milestone event. 

A special component of the celebration was the recognition given to integral members of the church’s history. 

“We were able to honor our oldest living member, Edna Mae Barlow, who is 95 years old,” Pastor Irby Jackson said. 

In addition, they recognized the relatives of the Oliver, Poole and Warren families, who were the first three deacons of the church.  

The service began at 10 a.m. and included music led by the church’s music minister. 

The day’s message about serving God was delivered by Bryan Garrett, pastor of Zion Hill Baptist Church, Brewton. 

Garrett attended London Baptist during his childhood and his grandmother and father are still active members of the church. 

Jackson was presented with a plaque from Alabama Baptist Historical Commission representative Don Donald. The plaque commemorated the church’s 100 years. 

Jackson, who has been with the church for two years, said his goal for London Baptist is to see growth. 

“It would be great to see immediate growth in the church,” he said. “We want to see not just numerical growth, but spiritual growth as well.”  

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