Country Club Hills | The past and the future played key roles in Hillcrest Baptist Church’s celebration of its 50th anniversary.
At a banquet March 9, Hillcrest members and friends viewed video messages from some of the church’s founding members. And during a special worship service March 11, the church recognized five newborn babies and their families, praying with them and gifting each with a children’s Bible.
“It’s really humbling, because it lets you know that you are part of a larger narrative of what God is doing through this church,” Pastor Adron Robinson said of the milestone anniversary. Robinson, who also serves as president of IBSA, has led the church for eight years.
“We’re standing on the shoulders of those who sacrificed time, talent, and treasure in order to make Hillcrest Baptist Church possible, and to minister to that community long before we ever came along,” he said.
The worship service also included a message from Revelation 4 by Darron Edwards of United Believers Community Baptist Church, a Southern Baptist congregation in Kansas City. Dale Davenport, an IBSA zone consultant and Robinson’s predecessor as Hillcrest’s pastor, was on hand to present the church with a plaque of appreciation from IBSA.