187 years and counting: Hawkinsville Church Celebrates Homecoming | Community Spirit
They've come along way ... the First Baptist Church of Haynesville, located on Ga. 341 S in between Hawkinsville and Perry, celebrates its 187th homecoming celebration at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2.
And Senior Pastor David B. Fisher is excited. Fisher said, "We've come a long way - we're an old church but we have a new vision."
The Bradys, a Southern Gospel music group from Dothan, Alabama, will be the special musical guests at the event. With more than 20 years in the music industry, their songs have been consistently on the charts and aired on radio stations across the country. Their song, "Here I Am," was performed by The Hoppers and received two song of the decade and year awards, and was nominated for a Dove award in the 1990s.
Sunday's services will consist of special recognition of former members and Winfred Huff, associate pastor/minister of education, will lead in a memorial service for those members who have passed away in the last year. After the service, all are invited to stay for a meal.
First Baptist Church of Haynesville just recently joined the worldwide web with its website - www.fbchaynesvillega.net, and it has its own Facebook page.
Fisher said, "We would love to see everyone at church on Sunday! It is going to be a great day for the Lord and for celebrating our 187th anniversary."