North Highland celebrates 50 years, pastor retirement comment (0)
October 3, 2013
By Neisha Fuson
North Highland Baptist Church, Tuscumbia, held a dual-purpose celebration Aug. 18 — retirement of Pastor Paul Cummings and the church’s 50th anniversary.
Cummings was recognized and honored during the morning service and he then formally recognized Daniel Dulaney, the incoming pastor for the Colbert-Lauderdale Baptist Association church. Dulaney’s first day was Aug. 25.
A fellowship lunch followed the morning service, then at 1:30 p.m. the anniversary service was held. Special music was provided by the choir and solos by church members. Pictures of charter members and the church throughout the years were displayed. Gary Pace, charter member and deacon for North Highland Baptist, said around 70 people attended.
Jerry Armor, Alabama Baptist Historical Commission representative, and Eddy Garner, director of missions for Colbert-Lauderdale Association, presented the church with commemorative plaques.
As for the future, Dulaney said, “My hope for the church is that we will stay focused on prayer and God’s Word. … We want to be salt and light in our community and throughout the entire Shoals area.”