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Apostolic Church of Millington to host 60th Anniversary: Honoring our Pastors – Past and Present

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Microsoft Word - TAC Church Ann_2017 PR.docxThe Apostolic Church of Millington, formally known as the First United Pentecostal Church of Millington, cordially invites the community to join with us as we honor our rich history and celebrate our 60th Church Anniversary, along with honoring our pastors – past and present. This exciting weekend will start with a reception on Saturday, April 29, at 2 p.m. in our Family Life Center located at 4209 Shelby Road. On Sunday, April 30, at 10:30 a.m., we will have a spirit-filled service with guest speaker Reverend Ronald Brown, Tennessee District Superintendent of the United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI).
The church was founded in April 1957 and began in a store front building on the corner of Shelby and Quito Road. The founding ministers were Rev. Paul Patterson and Rev. Hazel Simpson. Rev. Hazel Simpson was officially named our first Pastor in 1957. In 1961, due to a fire, the church moved to the old Lions Club building at Third Street and Wilkinsville Road and stayed there until moving in September 1970 to a larger church building at 8190 Wilkinsville Road. In just a short time, God blessed the church with several new families and the church was steadily growing. In 1975, the church purchased five acres of land at 4209 Shelby Road and construction began in August 1978 on the property where we are currently located. The first service in the new facility was on December 24, 1979.
After Rev. Simpson’s passing in the fall of 1984, the church elected Pastor T. H. Sheppard in June of 1985. Under the leadership of Pastor Sheppard, we have seen many baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost. We thank God for blessing us with a wonderful Pastor and First Lady (Joan Sheppard). The Apostolic Church of Millington has a mission to reach the community with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ and values making whole families whole through our connection with Him.

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