The First Baptist Church of Headland Celebrates It's 150th Anniversary
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of The First Baptist Church, Headland, Alabama in 1867. This milestone is being celebrated during the entire year of 2017. A special historical emphasis is being presented each month during the morning worship service. A major recognition of the anniversary is scheduled for Sunday, April 23rd. This special Sunday service will begin at 9:30 AM. During the service, the Celebration Choir will present a mini-musical titled, The Church Triumphant, by Bill and Gloria Gaither. There will be no Sunday School or evening ministries that day. The public is invited to celebrate with us. The church is located at 301 East Church Street, Headland, Alabama.
The following is a brief history of the church.
The First Baptist Church of Headland was organized in the early part of 1867 as The Baptist Church of Christ at Bethlehem with an enrollment of eight members. The Church was admitted to the Judson Association as Beulah Church in the same year. The Rev. Thomas Scott was the first pastor and Bro. William Whitehead was the first deacon. J. S. Kirkland was the first member to be received for baptism after the church organized; he then served as the first church clerk.