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Gloucester Point Baptist to celebrate 60th anniversary

Church members and volunteers are getting geared up to celebrate a milestone in the history of Gloucester Point Baptist Church this fall. Though still young compared to some of the churches in the county that have been in existence for centuries, Gloucester Point Baptist’s history is rich and full of dedication and love.

Gloucester Point resident Tommy Ashe is on the planning committee for the church’s 60th Anniversary Celebration, which is scheduled for Oct. 27, and is also one of the charter members of the church. Looking back over the past six decades, Ashe was quick to say the best thing about the church has been its people.

“There’s no question about it—it’s the people that make this church,” Ashe said. “We’ve got a great pastor and we all work together like a family.”

Ashe is one of 30 charter members who are still living and one of three that still attend the church. He said the church, which began its first worship ...

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