‘The backbone of the whole community’
Gibson Woods United Baptist Church’s designation as educational tourism destination will help preserve community history
The Gibson Woods United Baptist Church is much more than just a space for worship and social gathering.
Church deacon and clerk Geraldine Browning said a recent investment made in the church property in association with its designation as an educational tourism destination makes her very happy and she thanks God for it. She’s thrilled to see the church being recognized for its cultural significance.
“I think it’s the backbone of the whole community,” Browning said. “It brings the community together.”
Browning believes the new designation and the associated work on the church will be great for the community.
The building has served as a place of worship and a general meeting place since the doors first opened in 1902. And that longtime importance in the community is easy to see, Browning says, adding that there are a lot of hugs to go around whenever the congregation gathers.
“I just love living here,” Browning said. “We’re all one family.”
Gibson Woods United Baptist Church deacon and clerk Geraldine Browning looks at an information display featuring several projects and initiatives that members of the Gibson Woods United Baptist Church Ladies Auxiliary have been involved with over the...