The congregation of Faith Baptist Church in Pike Creek welcomes the community to help celebrate the church's 50th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. Amazingly, all the senior pastors who have served the church in those years will be attending.
Dr. Bill Bowen was the founding pastor in 1963, and he served until 1986. Dr. George Nichols took over as pastor in 1987. During his service, the congregation built a new, larger sanctuary. Dr. Jeffrey Pinder became the senior pastor this year. The church also added Hispanic services in 1999 with Rev. Juan Carlos Navarro serving as pastor.
Guest speaker at the anniversary service will be Dr. David Wheeler, professor and director of the Center for Ministry Training at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.
Special music, hymns, and songs will reflect the changes through the decades, according to Jim Christian, Pastor of Administration and Personal Care at Faith Baptist.
"We're going to give thanks to God for 50 years of ministry which for us serves as the foundation for the future to share God's Word and help strengthen our community," Christian said.
The church is located at 4210 Limestone Road, Wilmington.
For more information, call (302) 998-4105 or see the website, www.fbcwilmington.com.