First Baptist Church of Brewton will mark an important milestone this Sunday when it celebrates its sesquicentennial.
Like most churches, First Baptist got its start in someone's home, specifically on Sept. 17, 1854, when a group gathered in the home of Aaron Lovelace in what is now the Alco community.The group built a log church near the present site of Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, which bears the original name of the church. It was received into the Baptist Association at the 1854 annual meeting. The church was moved to downtown Brewton in 1881.
It has survived wars, the Depression, a fire, and divisions. Through it all, it has been a central part of the Brewton community.
We congratulate this church and its congregation on this important anniversary, and wish it continued success as it begins its next 150 years.