Headlandís Trinity Baptist marks 25 years of ministrycomment (0)
December 20, 2012
Trinity Baptist Church, Headland, celebrated 25 years of ministry Oct. 7 with a worship service that began at 10 a.m.
According to Luvone Jones, a church member who served with several others on the anniversary planning committee, Trinity Baptist’s music director Hasten Walker led the singing and Pastor Dan Sheppard led the welcome.
The Judson Baptist Association church’s first pastor, Bill Ashford, delivered the sermon, and Virginia Stephenson, representative from the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission, presented the church with a plaque.
Church members Shirley and Jackie Hand gave the church history. Melissa Tran and Denise Hodgson played an instrumental medley together during the service.
Following the service, attendees gathered in the fellowship hall for a special meal.
Jones said that seeing Trinity’s first pastor and his wife “meant a lot to all of us.”
According to Sheppard, the anniversary was a “wonderful day” and the church thought about the days, weeks and years to come.
He added that Trinity is a “praying church.” Some of Trinity’s members volunteer for Overflowing Ministries, part of Judson Association’s thrift store ministry, and the church prays for that ministry, he said.
Trinity also recently held “Bethlehem’s Joy,” a “wonderful” outdoor retelling of the birth of Christ through music and drama, he said. (TAB)