Pine Bluff Church Celebrates 146th Anniversary

PINE BLUFF, AR -- Members of a Pine Bluff church celebrate an important milestone today.

The St. John AME church was founded 146 years ago.

And members of the congregation celebrated the anniversary through song and worship.

They also honored the pioneers of the church with a memorial wall.

Church member Mary Flowers says everyone contributed to the memorial.

"We asked members to submit artifacts and they did. And it's absolutely wonderful, just a learning experience about people in Pine Bluff and Saint John," said Flowers.

Guest speaker for the special event was Rev. Leodis Strong -- who served as pastor of St. John in 1986.

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