SCRANTON – First Baptist Church of Scranton celebrated its 50th anniversary
Travis McCormick of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) missions team presented a certification of appreciation to Pastor Franklin Piercey in recognition of the occasion.
J.D. “Sonny” Tucker ABSC executive director made congratulatory remarks to the church via a recorded video. Additionally Danny Green associational missionary with the Arkansas River Valley Baptist Association presented the church a plaque in recognition of the occasion.
Evangelist William Blackburn preached the message for the service which was followed by a meal provided by the church in the Family Life Center.
First Baptist was established as a mission of First Baptist Church Paris and was incorporated as a Southern Baptist church on Aug. 4 1968.