2010-03-10 / Front Page

Ground-breaking at First Baptist

Deacon Charles Bodrey gave the golden shovel to Callie Mae Maddox and Alice Andrews, two of the oldest members present, to do the honors as hundreds of the members participate in the historic day for the church. Deacon Charles Bodrey gave the golden shovel to Callie Mae Maddox and Alice Andrews, two of the oldest members present, to do the honors as hundreds of the members participate in the historic day for the church. On Sunday, March 7, First Baptist Church broke ground for their new Worship Center, which is the second phase of a long range plan adopted on November 19, 2006. The church voted on February 28, 2010, to begin construction on this facility, that will house 600 for regular worship service with the ability to expand to 900. The building consists of a little less than 30,000 square feet and will have a choir suite, kitchen, fellowship hall, and Sunday School rooms, all of which will be used for dual purposes, some for expansion of the worship center and some will be a part of the fellowship hall.

The Building Committee will be chaired by Charles Bodrey. Duren Williams, Norma Hornsby, Iva Tabb, Sherry Stovall, Tommy Newberry, and Rich Hosmer will make up the rest of the committee.

At the ground-breaking two of the church’s oldest members, Callie Mae Maddox and Alice Andrews, were present to turn the first spade of dirt, along with Charles Bodrey. Children and preschoolers gathered around these senior citizens to indicate the passing of the future to a younger generation.

Dr. Carl Marshall, pastor, states, “It is because of the cooperative spirit of the older members who have supported the church in every way that we are able to build this facility.” He states that “it is a pleasure to work with a fellowship united for the cause of reaching lost people for Christ.”

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