First Baptist Pastor Emeritus Louis Brinker locks the door for the last time at the church building located at Sixth and Girard streets. Brinker was Sunday’s special speaker marking the last service in the building. — Planet photo by Michele Longworth
The physical location of First Baptist Church will be changing — yet another new chapter for a church that has had a long history in the community and holds the honor of being the oldest church in Massac County.
"We're excited," said Pastor Joe Buchanan on Sunday. "We're not really closing the church, just the building."
There were a lot of extra tears and hugs Sunday morning as members prepared to hold their last church service in the building located at Sixth and Girard streets. It was a day described by many members as "bittersweet."
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