In 1922, President of the U.S. Warren G. Harding introduced the first radio in the White House, actress Judy Garland was born, and Petrey Memorial Baptist Church first opened its doors as an outreach to Jesus Christ.
Petrey Minister Dr. Bill Scott said Petrey’s upcoming event on Sunday, August 19 is “90 Years of Celebrating Christ and Looking to the Future.” The church’s anniversary celebration will begin with a church service at a non-traditional time of 10 a.m. with Rev. Butch Pennington at the pulpit. Music will be provided by the Telestials, winner of Dove awards.
Following the service is a luncheon in the church Fellowship Hall and at 1:30 p.m. Another service of celebration and testimony will be held in the church.
“We are welcoming every person to attend. Whether they are a former member, someone looking for a church family, or someone who has moved away and wants to visit with old friends, our doors are open,” Dr. Scott said.
“We have so much to be thankful for and so much to celebrate. Lives have been changed by those who have been in our pews, whether it be during a Vacation Bible School, Sunday School, or services on Sunday and Wednesdays,” noted Dr. Scott.
“Our emphasis is on Jesus Christ. We utilize His teachings and we will hear how the word of our Heavenly Father has influenced those who will share their testimony. We are especially thank that Rev. Pennington will be with us. He holds the longest tenure at our church in recent history and I know folks look forward to seeing him again.”
In addition to the Sunday activities, a cook out will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. followed by a program at 7 p.m. at the Church. The public is invited.
“While our past is important, we also are looking forward to a wonderful future. Our young people will be featured at our events because they are so vital to the years ahead,” Dr. Scott said.