Church celebrates 125 years
First Baptist Church, the oldest church in Ruston, is planning a weekend of celebration to commemorate their 125th anniversary. First Baptist Church was incorporated in 1885, but met as a group for several years before that time.
Church historians through the years have kept detailed records and numerous photographs to preserve the history.
Chris Craig, current pastor, suggested that a committee be formed earlier this year to organize the celebration, which will be Aug. 7-8, at the church on Trenton Street in downtown Ruston.