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First Baptist Church in Americus, GA, to Receive Award From Georgia Historical Society
Savannah, GA – October 10, 2008. W. Todd Groce, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Georgia Historical Society (GHS), will present a Presidential Citation to the congregation of the First Baptist Church in Americus on October 15 at 6:30 p.m.
The citation recognizes the recent publication of A Journey of Grace: A History of the First Baptist Church of Americus, Georgia, by Alan Anderson, which sets the history of First Baptist in the broader context of Georgia history and the development of the city of Americus.
“The book commemorates the 175th anniversary of one of Georgia’s most historic churches in one of the state’s most historically significant communities,” according to Dr. Groce. “The Georgia Historical Society is pleased to recognize this outstanding contribution to local and state history.”
"We are delighted that both First Baptist and the book are being honored by the Georgia Historical Society," says Keith Parks, lead pastor of First Baptist. “State Senator George Hooks was instrumental in making A Journey of Grace possible. It was a major achievement and resulted in some wonderfully unexpected discoveries about the church, including the fact that our beautiful pulpit has historical significance.”
First Baptist Church is located at 221 South Lee Street in Americus, Georgia. The program is free and open to the public.
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