E. Frankfort Baptist celebrates 50 years
East Frankfort Baptist Church, 457 Versailles Rd., celebrated the 50th anniversary of its formation at a special service on Sunday, Aug. 19. Dr. John Withers led the service with special music directed by Jay Jacobs, Brynne Stevens and Leighann Jacobs.
Rev. Larry Brown, the current pastor, honored two charter members, Frank Wilkerson and Von Bottom and also recognized four former pastors, Dr. Charles Parker, Rev. Bill Blackburn (not present), Dr. Gary Ellcessor and Rev. Dan Crawley. The day ended with an evening fellowship meal followed by special music from Bo & Danielle Warren.
The church held its first service on May 20, 1962 in the Little Elkhorn Elementary School, nicknamed “The Birdhouse” by its first interim pastor, Dr. Roy Boatwright, because birds would fly in and out during services. On Aug. 12, 1962, The East Frankfort Baptist Church was constituted as a church.
This longevity is credited to the foundational preaching of the Good News of Jesus Christ. Its mission statement, “Serving and Sharing Jesus, Changing Lives” reflects this foundation.
As the church grew and required additional space, it moved to the Old Leonard House on its existing property. It has continued to grow both physically and spiritually at this location.
The ministry presently includes Sunday worship services, small group Bible studies, children’s programs, prayer meetings, outreach programs, senior adult activities, and fellowships. For more information about the church, call 695-3851.