St. James Baptist Church celebrates 65 years

St. James Baptist Church celebrates 65 years

WOONSOCKET – St. James Baptist Church has announced its 65th anniversary of providing religious and spiritual support for the community.

During October, the church membership at St. James voted in a new pastor, the Rev. Jeffrey C. Thomas, following the retirement of the Rev. Sammy C. Vaughan last year. Pastor-elect Thomas will be officially installed this spring. Thomas served as assistant pastor, supporting Vaughan for more than 25 years.

To commemorate the church’s anniversary, a celebratory banquet will be held at the Coachmen’s Lodge, Bellingham, Mass., on Saturday, Nov. 10. To learn more, email Rosalindwallace1995@gmail.com.

For more information about the church, visit sjbcri.org or email sjbc340@gmail.com.