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Centennial celebrated at Evening Star Baptist comment (0)

July 18, 2013

By Neisha Fuson

More than 70 people attended the 100th anniversary celebration of Evening Star Baptist Church, Vincent, on May 18.

The St. Clair Baptist Association church welcomed former members and pastors to the Sunday celebration including Ted St. John, who served the longest span of time of any Evening Star Baptist pastor, and Clyde Pettus, whose first church to lead as a pastor was Evening Star. Both pastors spoke during the service, as well as other former staff.

Shad Smith, a former youth pastor, provided special music and Bobby Joe Seales, an Alabama Baptist Historical Commission representative, presented the church with a commemorative plaque. 

Pastor Ricky Alldredge said, “Everyone seemed to really enjoy [the day].”

After the Sunday morning service attendees made their way to the fellowship hall where snacks and cake were provided. A photo and video slideshow played during the reception.

Alldredge, who has served as pastor for more than three years, said his hope for the future of Evening Star is to “see a lot of people come to know the Lord and to see the church grow by that.” 

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