Ebenezer Baptist Church celebrates 190 years

Debbie Snapp, ECB Publishing, Inc.

Rev. Andrew Creel and the congregation of Ebenezer Baptist Church, located at 446 Hatchett Road in Lamont, off Highway 19 about one mile south of Interstate 10, invites all friends, current and former members, and former pastors to its 190th Anniversary Celebration, a Homecoming event, to be held on Sunday, Oct. 7. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. and the Sunday Morning Worship Service is at 11 a.m
Rick Knowles, accomplished local musician, will share his talents during the service and a potluck dinner will be will be served afterwards on the church grounds, always bountiful and delicious.
Ebenezer Baptist Church has a rich history. Established in 1828 at Casa Bianca Plantation, Ebenezer is probably the fourth oldest church in Florida. The first Ebenezer Church building burned to the ground, but a new church was built off Ebenezer Church Road in 1852, which still serves as the Church Sanctuary today.
The adjoining cemetery, which holds the remains of multiple generations of former members and their families, including some Civil War soldiers, is a testament to the past.
The stone monument in front of the church commemorates the founding of the Florida Baptist Convention at Ebenezer.
Come and be a part of the history of Jefferson County and the state of Florida at this gala salute to continuing Christian fellowship.
If you are not able to attend this particular celebration, Ebenezer Baptist Church services are held every Sunday and at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening for Bible Study.
Contact Ebenezer Baptist Church Pastor Andy Creel at (850) 566-2731 or garnett1863@msn.com for more information.