On August 24, the community is invited to help celebrate another milestone in the life of the historic church, and Pastor Fletcher Moorman called it “big and nice.”
According to Pam Lee, who teaches two and three-year-old Sunday school at the church, the new addition to the church is exciting.
“I’m excited on so many levels,” Lee said. “We’ve added new Sunday school classes that were really needed.”
Lee said on August 24, following regular service, the start of the dedication program is set for 3 p.m. with an open house following at 4 p.m.
Carrollton Baptist is one of the oldest churches in North Mississippi and was organized in August 1833 as Bethel Baptist Church. The name Carrollton Baptist was changed after the move to Carrollton from Coila. The present building was built in 1894.
According to Lee, this is the third annex the church has done in recent history. One section was added to the church in 1959, and in 1978, an upper level was added.
The new education annex costs close to $1 million, consists of new state of the art educational space, restrooms, a fellowship hall, and a state-of-the-art kitchen that will be connected to the church.
Rozier Construction Company completed the construction of the complex.
“The dedication for the new building falls on the same day the church was formed,” Lee said.
Lee said the dedication service will likely include different people coming to speak and pray, including former pastors.
“Refreshments will also be served,” Lee said. “This will just be a worshipful and thankful time.”