First Baptist Church celebrates 125 years

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The First Baptist Church of McDonald celebrated their 125th anniversary June 25-26.

They celebrated with an outdoor festival, which included live music from The Dwayne Dolphin Band and Will Manker and Friends, line dancing with Roland Ford, gospel rap with Real Deal Brady Hill, Zumba with Paul Eugene, face painting, a petting zoo, a magic show, a balloon artist, hoola hoop and jump rope contests, and, of course, great food!

ORGANIZERS—First Baptist Church 125th Anniversary Committee from left: Melanie Carter, Gloria Alston, Carla Roney, Elaine Brown (committee chair), Scott Roney, Corliss Gunn-Ray, Tyrone Anderson, Sam Anderson, Rev. Keith W. Clark, John Quarles and Rev. Ethel Quarles. Missing from the photo are; Bill Taylor, Gary and Rolanda Williams, Mike and Yolanda Stover, Linda Boswell, Tony Jackson, Leigh Moss, Kimberly Perkins, Janet Ross and Kelly Sturdivant.

On June 26, guest minister Rev. Lance B. Whitlock delivered the morning sermon and a historic theatrical presentation. The Anniversary Banquet was held at the Cornerstone at Tonidale, with Christopher Clark as the Master of Ceremonies.

First Baptist Church is located at 141 N. McDonald St., McDonald, Pa. Reverend Keith W. Clark is pastor.

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