SSSMBC celebrates 110 years of service in Brewton
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Historic Second Saint Siloam Missionary Baptist Church celebrated 110 years of service on Sunday.
A monumental event, the sanctuary was open for a socially distant service. Michael Floyd, church member, welcomed everyone to the worship service at 11 a.m.
At the event, Minister Christopher Smith was invited to share with the congregation. He preached from Numbers 20:1-13, and the theme of the sermon was entitled, “I Still Believe.”
SSSMBC is located at 209 East Street in Brewton. According to church history, the church was born out of the missionary and anti-missionary controversy that divided Baptists in the country in the early part of the 19th century. During that time a group of worshipers gathered in the Congregational Church at the corner of St. Joseph and Evergreen Avenues to form the SSSMBC. Recorded by the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage, the church that stands today was dedicated on June 10, 1910. The church’s first pastor was the Rev. Williams Franklin. Noted for the beautiful architecture inside and out, the church features an interior core that forms a cross with a three sided cathedral balcony, ceiling, and bell tower.
The mission of the church states, “The vision is to be a loving, caring church that meets the needs of it members and community. Focus on the young people and men and women of our church and community.” The current pastor of the church is the Rev. Dr. Willie J. Blue.