Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church centennial attracts current, former flock (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

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Left: Marcell Young, of Tallahassee. Right: Samuel Allen, Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church's most senior member at age 92, welcomes attendees of Saturday's memorial banquet at the Baker Recreation Center. Bottom: The Paul family — from the left, Jayshon, Javon, Jeremiah and their mother, Megan — eats dinner. (These photos appear in the Jan. 22, 2014 Crestview News Bulletin)

Photos by MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 04:06 PM.

BAKER — Roy Simon says love is a key ingredient to Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church's longevity.

"We all love each other," said the 58-year-old, a longtime member. "It's just togetherness ... no matter who you are or where you are from, everybody chips in."

Simon — who is studying to become a deacon at the church — and 100 others helped celebrate Lebanon's centennial with a memorial banquet on Saturday at the Baker Recreational Center.

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Current and former church members filled the community center to celebrate Lebanon's legacy.

"I was not going to miss this for the world," Marcell Young, of Tallahassee, said. "This is my church, this is my home."

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