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

Published: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 04:06 PM.

The 28-year-old, who was master of ceremonies, said attending the church left an indelible impression.

"The reason that (Jesus) Christ is in my life is because of these people," he said.

Keynote speaker and former member Pastor Dwight Baggett, who serves at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Crestview, and Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Laurel Hill Pastor Tommie Lewis were among attendees.

Family tree displays and slideshows at the event illustrated Lebanon's long-spanning tradition across the generations.

Lewis, whose father, Will, also served as the church's pastor, said Lebanon's families form the church.

"They are made up of all different families from different places," he said. "They had the resources to work through all of their troubles."

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Matthew Brown at 850-682-6524 or matthewb@crestviewbulletin.com. Follow him on Twitter @cnbMatthew.



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