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Shipps Baptist Church is a long time part of Gurley community

Shipps Baptist Church
Shipps Baptist Church
John Hampton

Shipps Baptist Church, located in Gurley, Alabama, has a long history of serving the people of the Gurley community. The church, located on Little Cove Road, is a church full of believers who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose.

Shipps Baptist Church began as a home church in 1910. Lula Shipp started having services on Sunday evening in the home of the W.A. Brannum family. The first Sunday School picnic was held in August of that year, and a wooden church building soon was raised on the property.

The church started out as Shipps Mission, which was a non-denominational facility, then went through a series of name changes over the years as the church converted to a Baptist church. The current name of Shipps Baptist Church has been the name of the facility for quite a few years, and was a change made when a new block building was built on the property where the fellowship hall now stands.

The church currently sits on property facing Little Cove Road. Next to the church building is the old church facility which is still used as a fellowship hall. The church has services on Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and Wednesday evening. There are also Sunday School classes for both adults and children held prior to the Sunday morning service.

The church also has special events throughout the year. From community service events such as Fall Festival, to events for the community of the church such as the Easter Egg Hunt and Christmas Play, the church has events that will serve the area very well. The youth also have special events very frequently such as movie nights and an annual trip to Lake Winnepesaukah.

Reverend Sam Gulley is the pastor of the church at this time. Shipps Baptist Church is located at 346 Little Cove Road in Gurley just south of U.S. Highway 72. Shipps Baptist Church welcomes all visitors to their church, which is a church that believes in the Bible and believes that Jesus is Lord.

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