Monday, August 08, 2011

FBC Olustee Homecoming

Gail Moore & Kevin Owen sing.
I had the honor of preaching the 71st anniversary Homecoming Service at First Baptist Church of Olustee on Sunday.  A crowd of over 110 packed into the church for the celebration.  Those attending included current members, former members, a former pastor, members of two charter members' families, and several guests.  It was great seeing friends that I haven't seen in years and visiting with some that I do see more often.  The service was filled with congregational singing led by Kevin Owen, special music by Gail Moore, a brief church history, recognition of guests and the preaching of God's Word.  The service began with Pastor Mike Williams baptizing a new believer in Christ.  What a way to start an anniversary celebration.  This shows the Lord is still at work in the church even after 71 years of service!

James Croft preaches the Gospel.
You can view more photos from the anniversary service in the FBC Olustee Homecoming 2011 photo gallery.

As a side note, I was raised in this church and baptized here (actually, in Ocean Pond) after being saved in a Vacation Bible School in Green Cove Springs, FL.  FBC Olustee also licensed me as a minister in the Gospel Ministry on Sunday night, December 4, 1994.

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