Trussville’s Argo Baptist Church marks 50 years comment (0)
August 2, 2012
By Maggie Walsh
July 15 was a special day for Argo Baptist Church, Trussville, as it celebrated its 50th anniversary as well as its annual homecoming.
The service began at 10:30 a.m. with the Greesons, a southern gospel quartet from Georgia that delighted attendees.
James and Beatrice King, two of Argo Baptist’s charter members, were recognized for their 50-year commitment to the Lord.
Lonette Berg, executive director of the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission, and Toni Wall, director of marketing for Birmingham Baptist Association, both presented plaques to the church.
Argo Pastor Ken Maddox spoke about the meaning of homecoming, welcoming those who returned to visit and encouraging longtime members to reach out to the community.
Following the service, past and present members fellowshipped during a covered dish lunch on the grounds.
Maddox, who celebrates his 20th anniversary as pastor in August, said he hopes that the church continues to do the Lord’s work for the next 50 years.
“We’ve been a community church, ministering to the lost community and their families,” he said. “I hope we never lose that