Henagar Baptist Church celebrates centennial comment (0)
May 23, 2013
By Julie Payne
Henagar Baptist Church in Sand Mountain Baptist Association celebrated its centennial April 28.
During the morning worship service, Herman Pair, pastor of First Baptist Church, Sandusky, in Birmingham and president of Herman Pair Ministries, who was ordained at Henagar Baptist in 1971, spoke to the congregation. The church’s history was read by member Alan Wilks, and that historical information also was compiled into a program and shared with everyone.
Wendell Dutton, director of missions for Cherokee Baptist Association, presented a plaque to the church on behalf of the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission.
“We just had a wonderful time that morning,” Pastor David Hairston said, noting that former pastor Randall Lyles was in attendance and Gold City Quartet performed special music for the day.
Following the service, the church continued the festivities with a covered-dish lunch. Hairston said there were more than 300 people at the church for the anniversary celebration.
Looking to the vision of Henagar Baptist’s future, Hairston said, “It’s always to grow and become more missions-minded” and to continue on the route that the church has taken in the past. “We’ve always been very missions-minded here and want to continue to look forward to doing missions and reaching out to our community,” he noted.