Church Marks 200th Anniversary
A church in the mountains celebrates 200 years.
Crabtree Baptist in Haywood County held an anniversary celebration Sunday to mark the milestone. Dozens of people went for a historical look-back followed by a worship service.
The pastor received a placard. A time capsule came out of the ground after 25 years. Organizers say remembering the past goes hand-in-hand with looking forward.
Richie Tannerhill, youth pastor, "as youth pastor, I want to give them a shout out because they are not only our future. They are also what is happening today, and planting the seeds in their hearts, and sharing with them the importance of our history and the message and the burden that's upon their shoulders to continue to carry the gospel unless the Lord tarries the next 200 years."
Church staff says the 200th anniversary makes Crabtree the second-oldest Baptist church in Haywood County.