Preacher marks 100th birthday at church he founded

4 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Monday, April 06 2015 Apr 6, 2015 Monday, April 06, 2015 10:26:25 AM CDT April 06, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Rev. Joel Davis knows how to celebrate a birthday.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Davis returned Easter Sunday to Grace Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, a church he founded 59 years ago. Making the day even more special: Sunday was Davis' 100th birthday.

The small church may not be there much longer. City officials have said they want to tear it down in hopes of luring the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to relocate there. The federal government is deciding between the north St. Louis site and three others in the region for relocation of the spy agency, located near Anheuser-Busch in south St. Louis.

About 50 people showed up to help Davis celebrate his birthday. He preached for about 20 minutes.

 

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