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Parker Memorial celebrates 125th anniversary comment (0)

August 2, 2012

By Brittney Knox

After 125 years, the members of Parker Memorial Baptist Church, Anniston, in Calhoun Baptist Association commemorated the milestone with four days of celebration appealing to all generations in the community. 

The celebration included Building 429, a Christian pop/rock group who performed June 28, followed by a night with Christian comedian Dennis Swanberg on June 29 and a performance by southern gospel singer Janet Paschal on June 30. The four days concluded with a celebration July 1 at Parker Memorial Baptist.

The church also participated in missions to celebrate the milestone. Locally they donated $10,000 to the Anniston Soup Bowl and helped raise another $20,000 to assist with the building foundation for its new facility. In addition, church members participated in missions projects in Haiti.

Components of the anniversary service included a check presented to the Anniston Soup Bowl, a presentation of a plaque from the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission and a spirit-filled message from Parker Memorial Pastor Mack Amis. 

A painting of the church was printed onto afghan blankets that were given to the 19 church members who had been members for 60 years or more. 

Amis said he hopes to continue to grow the church and maintain the momentum they have.  

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