Church Celebrates A Century Of Living For Christ - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

03/28/04

Church Celebrates A Century Of Living For Christ

From this church's humble beginnings under a brush arbor in 1904, members of the Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church definitely have a lot to look back on in a century of living for Christ.

"Remember when you sang on these steps, remember when your mother prayed for you because you didn't do what you should do," advised church member Danielle McClellan.

This centennial celebration included fond reflections of the past with church members and guests reminiscing on how the church "used to be."

But many of these precious memories will help Morning Star to shine even brighter in the future as they aim to revive the surrounding community and spread the good word.

"One of the things that I've tried to focus on and I think I am building upon a legacy that was established by the former pastors, and that is that we are here to serve humanity and to carry out the mandate that we believe that God has given us," said Morning Star M.B. Church pastor Dr. Lewis Ragins, Sr.

The church believes in the motto "faith brought us, grace kept us, and mercy will lead us."

And that mercy will continue to guide the Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church to strive for the greatness that was only dreamed of a century ago.

"One of my favorite terms here at Morning Star is 'to God be the glory'. Amen. So we're looking forward to the next one hundred years," said Ragins.

The church has big plans for the next one hundred years.

One plan is to one day build a family life center, which would include a gymnasium as well as a walking track.

By Karla Redditte

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Hall of Fame billiards player Mike Massey using pool to spread the word of God

    Hall of Fame billiards player Mike Massey using pool to spread the word of God

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-07-26 04:14:13 GMT

    Mike Massey says he's been on a mission since he had a spiritual experience.  He's using pool and the bible to spread the word through his Gospel Trick Shot Ministry.  

    More >>

    Mike Massey says he's been on a mission since he had a spiritual experience.  He's using pool and the bible to spread the word through his Gospel Trick Shot Ministry.  

    More >>
  • Biloxi Shuckers held off the Blue Wahoos 5-4 in Pensacola Tuesday night

    Biloxi Shuckers held off the Blue Wahoos 5-4 in Pensacola Tuesday night

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-07-26 02:39:53 GMT

    The Biloxi Shuckers were coasting under the win column until Pensacola exploded for three runs in the bottom of the ninth to close the gap.  Luckily, Biloxi would close the door on the Blue Wahoos rally.

    More >>

    The Biloxi Shuckers were coasting under the win column until Pensacola exploded for three runs in the bottom of the ninth to close the gap.  Luckily, Biloxi would close the door on the Blue Wahoos rally.

    More >>
  • Bus drivers preparing for school year

    Bus drivers preparing for school year

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-07-26 02:38:14 GMT
    234 Harrison County School District buses hit the roads every day. (Photo source: WLOX News)234 Harrison County School District buses hit the roads every day. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    In less than two weeks most schools across the Coast will be back in session and the roads will be filled with school buses.  Leading up to the first day of school Harrison County offers training for new bus drivers with the focus on a top priority. 

    More >>

    In less than two weeks most schools across the Coast will be back in session and the roads will be filled with school buses.  Leading up to the first day of school Harrison County offers training for new bus drivers with the focus on a top priority. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly