We have looked through the dictionary and the thesaurus and cannot find words that can remotely express our gratitude to everyone who played a part in the 125th Anniversary Celebration of the Scott Street Baptist Church. It was an awesome weekend.
We were all blessed by the inspiring words and challenges from our keynote speaker Isaac Newton Farris (nephew of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.). We are also thankful for Rev. Dr. George Bolden (the former pastor of SSBC) and former First Lady, Geraldine Bolden. Dr. Bolden gave us our marching orders for the next 125 years at our banquet on Saturday. It was a fantastic place to be on the eve of our anniversary as we heard a word from the Lord.
We wanted to share this weekend with the City of Bluefield and BSC because of our symbiotic history. Pastor Garry D. Moore, Sr. and Dea. J. Rudolf Brammer have served the the city as mayors. Dr. Leroy Allen served BSC as its President while simultaneously blessing SSBC as its pastor.
Our joy is wrapped up in how we came together. You helped us and we’ll never forget how you blessed us. We cannot praise the Bluefield Police Department, the BSC campus police, the Mercer County Sheriff Department, and the Mercer County detachment of the WV State Police enough for their professionalism and keeping us safe. Thank you Bluefield Daily Telegraph and WVVA for such wonderful coverage of all events and the positive comments about our city and church. We must take the time to also thank the staff of the Chuck Mathena Center. You have a wonderful facility and it is a great asset to our county!