Pleasant Sabine Baptist Church

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Pleasant Sabine Baptist Church is a Baptist church located on Church Lane east of Centreville in Bibb County. The church was founded in 1880 and has survived two fires: one in 1930 and one on February 3, 2006.

The second fire was one of a string of nine church arsons committed by Birmingham college students Matthew Cloyd, Benjamin Moseley and Russell DeBusk. After the fire, the church's 55 active members began worshipping at the nearby Antioch Baptist Church while their building was reconstructed. Birmingham-Southern College and the Cathedral Church of the Advent contributed to the rebuilding effort.

A combined service held on April 27, 2008 served as the dedication of the newly-completed 300-seat sanctuary and the welcome for the church's new pastor, Kairy Crum, who was installed on March 30 taking the place of Robert E. Murphy.

References

  • Wolfson, Hannah (April 28, 2008) "Alabama's Pleasant Sabine Baptist Church rejuvenated, rededicated." Birmingham News