Columbus church celebrates 175th anniversary on Sunday

Columbus church celebrates 175th anniversary on Sunday

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - One of the oldest churches in the Chattahoochee Valley is celebrating its 175th anniversary. 

First African Baptist Church in Columbus is marking the occasion with several special events through the weekend, which ended in a packed church service on Sunday.

The church has a storied history in the Fountain City, with many of its members were among the first to integrate the Muscogee County school system.

Throughout the years, the church has operated an outreach program that has helped those in need in our community.

"175 years affords us the luxury of being so blessed to have four generations in one church," Rev. Roderick Green said.

The pastor also says the church is hoping to re-establish its youth outreach with upcoming renovations to the Booker T. Washington housing complex.

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