February 1, 1839, was the first time the Baptist Church of Clinton began serving the community and this weekend they will be celebrating 180 years in Clinton.
Paster John Roberson says they have a Sunday full of celebratory happenings. From a gospel choir to a fried chicken lunch, he is excited about celebrating with his congregation and the community.
Roberson indicates it's a great accomplishment to have a church that has existed and thrived for 180 years and he feels a great deal of responsibility in leading the First Baptist Church of Clinton.
Roberson says if First Baptist Church isn't the oldest church in Clinton, it is one of the oldest. He says the Church was formed just four years after Clinton was founded and has been in four different locations across the 180 years with only 40 pastors to lead their congregation.