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Albany church celebrates 149th Anniversary

Pastor Daniel Simmons Pastor Daniel Simmons
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Mt. Zion Baptist Church is celebrating a big milestone.

This year is the church's 149th Anniversary. Daniel Simmons is also celebrating his 23rd Anniversary as the church pastor. The congregation celebrated with song and dance. Former President Jimmy Carter was their guest speaker.

"I think that the thing that has sustained us over the years is our strong faith in Jesus Christ and our commitment to his calling,” said Pastor Daniel Simmons. “We believe that as the church we are here to serve him and in serving him we serve the community."

The church held a cookout on Saturday.

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