HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from Main Street Books.
Join us Thursday, June 25 as we welcome Dr. Reginald Woullard, Sr. to the store. He will sign and read From "Glory to Glory" The 150 - year History of Shady Grove Baptist Church The signing will begin at 4:30pm.
A Hundred and fifty years ago, a determined band of eight African-American Christians who decided to form their own church met under a shady brush arbor on top of a hill near present-day Petal, Mississippi. In this serene place, they dedicated a spot to worship the Lord as they saw fit. Over time, this congregation, the first African-American church in the fledgling community known as Kelly settlement, grew in numbers, so they built a log cabin and called it Shady Grove Baptist Church.
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