IN CELEBRATION—Jerusalem Baptist Church at 123 Steuben St., in the West End, celebrated its 112th anniversary with a worship service June 2. Reverend Melvin T. Jackson was the guest preacher for the morning service. The guest preacher for the 3:30 p.m. service was Rev. Dr. W. David Lee, along with his congregation from Sixth Mount Zion Baptist in East Liberty. The church received a proclamation from City Councilwoman Theresa Kail Smith. Above, Rev. Theodore E. Pugh, senior pastor of Jerusalem Baptist, prays and anoints those who came to the alter. (Photos by J.L. Martello)
ALL PRAISE—First Lady Carrie Pugh praising the Lord.
THE WORD—Rev. Melvin Jackson gives the word of God as the guest preacher.
YOUTH AWARDS—Youth are awarded every week for jobs they do each week in the church and community. Awardees not in order: Shamara Ray, Jamar Spencer, Pierce Pugh, Tierra Pugh and Dominic Matthews.
PROCLAMATION—City Councilwoman Theresa Kail Smith reads a proclamation.
THE CHURCH CHOIR
RUTH FIELDER GIVING THE OPENING PRAYER