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County Churches Make History As Members Attend A First-Ever Joint Worship Service – Pisgah Forest NC


Glade Creek Baptist Church in Pisgah Forest was filled to capacity when more than 200 church-goers attended a first-time-ever joint worship service. The event was organized by pastors of five local churches. A massed choir represented all the churches. (Courtesy photo)

Never before in Transylvania County’s history have the congregations of all five predominantly African-American churches worshipped together on a Sunday morning. The un-precedented event recently occurred at Glade Creek Baptist Church.

Many times over decades, the members of Bethel, Bethel “A”, Glade Creek, New French Broad Baptist Churches and Open Bible Resurrection Life Church of God in Christ (COGIC) have assembled for services that range from Easter Sunrise to funerals to revivals. But until recently, each congregation religiously met at each one’s own place.

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