Opp’s Blue Springs Baptist marks 75 years comment (0)
May 23, 2013
“It was one of the best services I’ve been a part of in a long, long time,” said Pastor Randy Bradshaw of his church’s 75th anniversary April 28.
The church, Blue Springs Baptist, Opp, celebrated with a worship service that kicked off with special music from several people, including deacon Bobby Jackson’s son, Matthew.
Virginia Stephenson, a representative from the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission, was on hand to present the Covington Baptist Association church with a plaque, and former pastor Joey Williams spoke on “It is Well With My Soul.”
Bradshaw noted about 200 people were in attendance for the special day and a lunch followed the service.
“(We) had a good day, good fellowship,” he said, adding several former members also were in attendance.
Bradshaw said a hailstorm that swept through the area a couple years ago severely damaged the church. Blue Springs Baptist built a new building, and Bradshaw said the congregation has been worshipping in that building for a year. “We have a vision to fill that place up with the power of God,” he said.