CHURCH HISTORY—Pictured below are, from left: the newly ordained deacons Tommie Nell Taylor and Rochelle Johnson. In the top photo, Rev. Lee and the members of the Deacon Board, lay hands of prayer on the new deacons. (Photos by Rossano P. Stewart)
History took place when two females were ordained to the Sixth Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, in Lincoln-Larimer, on May 18, as Deacons under the auspices of the members of its church board of deacons; Rev. Dr. W. David Lee, pastor of Sixth Mt. Zion; Rev. Nathaniel Pennybaker, pastor of Triedstone Baptist Church of Rankin; and members of the congregation. This was a monumental milestone event for Sixth Mt. Zion Baptist Church, a first in its 116 years of existence. Both, the Sixth Mt. Zion Choir and Triedstone Baptist Choir sang its praises during the event.