HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Sunday, June 13 was a day of celebration at Evangel Baptist Church—actually two celebrations: the 45th anniversary of the founding of the church, and a wedding vow renewal for the first couple to be married at Evangel exactly 40 years ago.

Pastor Ron Faith, Associate Pastor Carl Gibbs, and former Associate Pastor Brian Cannon all took part in the preaching centered around the theme of the marriage of the Christ and His church.

After the morning service, everyone gathered outside for a group picture.  Then the children buried a time capsule to be dug up at the church’s 50th anniversary.  After dinner together, guest attended the vow renewal service for the first couple married in the church.

It was a day of blessing for the church and for the almost 250 in attendance as they celebrated God’s goodness.