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Montesoma Baptist Church celebrates 125 years


Last updated 12/15/2012 at 4:37pm

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Charles Taylor, deacon at Montesoma Baptist Church, prepares to ring the bell for Sunday morning’s service. Montesoma recently celebrated its 125th anniversary.

OKMULGEE, OK—The oldest Muscogee (Creek) church recognized a milestone September 22-23. Created before Oklahoma statehood, when Indian Territory was all the land was known as, Montesoma Baptist Church, located 22 miles northwest of Okmulgee, celebrated its 125th anniversary as an important part of Creek history.

A sunrise service Sunday morning marked the occasion. After Sunday school, Deacon Charles Taylor rang the bell, something that’s been done since the church’s inception. The ringing of the bell invites all to the Sunday worship service.

“This is just my duty to do,” said Ta...

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