First Baptist Scranton marks 50 years

    August 23, 2018

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    SCRANTON – First Baptist Church of Scranton celebrated its 50th anniversary
    Aug. 5.

    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.