Northport Baptist celebrates 175th anniversary comment (0)
January 30, 2014
By Julie Payne
With about 850 people in attendance, Northport Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa Baptist Association celebrated its 175th anniversary Nov. 3, 2013.
Stephen Brown, Northport Baptist’s associate pastor of education/administration, said former pastors and staff were invited to celebrate with the church, and the oldest living member was recognized.
Angie Cooper, representative from the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission, presented the church with a plaque.
There also was special singing and a video presentation that featured church history. Brown noted another special element was a play that featured some historical items.
John Nixon, Northport Baptist’s pastor at the time, delivered a short sermon and a “huge dinner on the grounds” was held afterward, Brown said.
Historical displays in the foyer featured couples that had been married in the church over the years, as well as various ministries including the children’s and music programs.
Brown added that many of the church families dressed up in historical attire for the anniversary day.