Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church, 1879 Glenwood Ave., S.E., Atlanta will roll out the red carpet to invite the community to help them celebrate 100 years of ministry, throughout the month of August.
The festivities start on Saturday, Aug. 2, 11 a.m., when the church will walk into their new worship center and make their present worship center The Frank Jones Memorial Chapel. Rev. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr., Senior Minister of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., will serve as the guest speaker.
On Sunday, Aug. 3, the first communion Sunday service in the new worship center will welcome Pastor Michael Benton of Fairfield Baptist Church in Lithonia to preach at the church’s 7:15 a.m. service. Greater Piney Grove Pastor William E. Flippin will preach at 10:30 a.m.
The month-long celebration continues on Sunday, Aug. 10, 3 p.m., when the church will host a dedication service for the new worship center. The guest speaker will be Pastor Jerry D. Black, senior pastor of Beulah Baptist Church. On Sunday, Aug. 17, the church will host “The Official Day of Celebration,” where motivational speaker, Dr. Samuel Chand, will speak at 7:15 a.m. and Bishop Jerry Hutchins will follow at 10:30 a.m.
Festivities also include a church revival where the Rev. Winfred Hope of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Athens and the Rev. Marcus Cosby of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, will join Pastor Flippin nightly, Aug. 18 – 20, at 7 to spread words of encouragement and inspiration for the community.