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First Presbyterian celebrate 160 years

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By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany church celebrates its 160th anniversary Sunday, a day they say is a truly miracle for them to see. Members of First Presbyterian in Albany say they thought the church was going to dissolve last year.

In 2007 they had their smallest congregation with just 14 members. Today they have 107 members with about 140 people attending Sunday services.

"Typically Presbyterian churches are not making this kind of comebacks. And we want to be a prototype or a blueprint for other churches that are struggling and to show them what it takes to turn a church around," said member, Monty Cox.

They credit the comeback to their persistent faith in God and to their new pastor Garrett Andrew who drew many people back to the church.

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