Still Shining After A Century
Oak Grove to celebrate its 100th anniversary Sunday
By JAMIE PATTERSON
Oak Grove Baptist Church sits atop a hill, serving as a constant beacon to the rural community of Phoenix.
The steady congregation has served the hills of Yazoo County for the past century as the church prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary Sunday.
“There is a love and spirit of God in this place,” said Charlie Harris, who is entering his third year as pastor of Oak Grove. “It doesn’t matter if you have been here for years or if you just joined, you are treated like family.”
Oak Grove’s story begins in 1910 when a mission from nearby Hebron Baptist Church began in the Phoenix community. Meeting regularly at a saw mill, attendance with the group began to grow. It was soon decided that the community needed another Baptist church within its hills.
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