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Spring Bayou celebrates 175 years by Facebook


KEVIL—Even a snowstorm couldn't stop a Paducah-area church from celebrating their anniversary together.

Spring Bayou Baptist Church planned their 175th anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 14, aware that weather may make it impossible to meet together in person. However, embracing technology that was unheard of on Jan. 14, 1873, the exact date nine charter members met together to form the western Kentucky congregation, the church held its "service" via Facebook live.

Nearly 100 tuned into the service, which included music led by Spring Bayou's pastor, Wes Morehead, as well as a sermon, preached right from his office.

"It was kind of an amazing thing. Our anniversary actually fell on Sunday," Morehead explained.

Morehead, who has been pastor since mid-2016 and was the music minister before his tenure as pastor began, added, "If you think about it, it's our 175th anniversary and we were able to do a message on Facebook. It was neat. We could do everything but take up an offering."

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