Spring is traditionally a season of rebirth and positive change.
In Henryetta that season will see two churches merge to help spread the word of God.tulledega baptist
Wednesday, members of the First Baptist and Tulledega Hills Baptist churches voted to merge the two congregations.
Dale Huckabay has been the pastor at Tulledega Hills and will become the pastor at First Baptist.
“We’ve been there (Tulledega Hills) for 23 years and we have had a good run but we have always been stuck at kind of where we are,” he said.
“At the same time we started thinking about what we could do, the First Baptist lost their pastor and music director. The Director of Missions approached both churches about merging.”
That suggestion led to both groups talking then holding several combined service as well as a gospel concert.
Huckabay retired from the Oklahoma Department of Human Services adult protective services division after 25 years. His wife, Dana, is a teacher at Ryal. They have two sons, Kyle, who works as a carrier for the Henryetta post office and Nathan who lives in Owasso and works for the Air National Guard.
first baptistBoth congregations will be together this Sunday for Easter services.
Pastor Huckabay said everyone in the community is invited to attend the services.
“Sunday school starts at 9:30 and morning worship is at 10:45,” he said.
For those who can’t attend, First Baptist provides a live stream of the services on the church Youtube channel.
Both churches currently have a Facebook Page.