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Mt. Bethel celebrates 128th anniversary

Eartha Watson Sims, the 128th church anniversary committee chairwoman, holds a cake featuring a photo of Mt. Bethel Baptist Institutional Church in Daytona Beach. She has been chronicling the history of the church.

Eartha Watson Sims, the 128th church anniversary committee chairwoman, holds a cake featuring a photo of Mt. Bethel Baptist Institutional Church in Daytona Beach. She has been chronicling the history of the church.

Deacon Andrew Moore welcomed everyone to the service and presented the occasion.(PHOTOS COURTESTY OF BETHEL BAPTIST INSTITUTIONAL CHURCH)

Deacon Andrew Moore welcomed everyone to the service and presented the occasion.
(PHOTOS COURTESTY OF BETHEL BAPTIST INSTITUTIONAL CHURCH)

Mt. Bethel’s Baptist Institutional Church celebrated its 128th-year history with a special service at the church on June 23. The Rev. Dr. Eugene S. Hudson is currently interim pastor of the church. At the service, retired Volusia County educator Eartha Sims Watson gave an overview of the church’s rich history. Watson, also was chairman of the church’s 128th anniversary committee. Click here for an excerpt of her findings on the church’s history.

 

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