This year in the month of October, the Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate her 150th year Church Anniversary. Corinthian has a rich history. The Church was founded in 1871, with the Reverend Henry Europe being her first Pastor. Reverend Europe led the Church in erecting the first building. The Reverend Edward A. Palmer was the longest-serving Pastor of consecutive years. He served the Church for 27 years and carried the Church to great heights. The Reverend M.J. Thompson has the distinction of serving as Pastor at three different times for a total of 34 years. Since July 18, 2000, the Church has been led by Dr. Alvin A. Cleveland, Sr. He has the distinction of being the first African American Chaplain in the history of the Alabama Army National Guard. He also served for almost 21 years as President of Selma University.
The Events will be held on October 15-17, 2021.
On Friday, October 15, 2021, at 7:00 P.M.
We will have “An Affair for the Community”. The Affair is open to the public, but seating may be limited.
On Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 7:00 P.M.
We will have a banquet. County Commissioner, Merceria Ludgood is the Speaker. The tickets are $20.00 each.
On Sunday, October 17, 2021, at 11:00 A.M.
We will have the Anniversary program. Dr. Julius R. Scruggs, former President of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., is the Preacher.
We will be binding a Souvenir Journal for this occasion. Therefore, we are soliciting congratulatory letters from National, State, and Local officials; Ads from businesses and personal, and Memorials from families or personal. (See the enclosed pricing page). All Letters, Ads, and Memorials must be in by September 30, 2021. Everyone who buys an Ad or Memorial will get a free booklet.
We thank God for bringing us this far. I hope you can join us in the celebration.