Twin Rivers Baptist Church to mark anniversary Sunday

WHIPPLE — Twin Rivers Baptist Church, 110 D.A.V. Road, will celebrate its 22nd anniversary during Sunday services Sunday.

The day’s services begin during Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages. The morning worship service is 10:30 a.m. and followed by a carry-in dinner in the church’s Family Center.

An afternoon service will be conducted following the meal. There will be no evening service.

Twin Rivers Baptist had its first worship service May 5, 1996, in the Ohio Valley Room at the Lafayette Hotel in Marietta with James P. Rushing Jr. as the founding pastor. The church’s chartering service was a few weeks later on June 9.

Prior to the purchase of the current church property on D.A.V. Road, services were in the Marietta High School auditorium, the Betsey Mills Club and the Washington County Career Center.

The church purchased nearly seven acres on D.A.V. Road off Ohio 821 in August 1996. A groundbreaking ceremony for the new church building was conducted Oct. 26, 1997. The first worship service in the newly constructed church was Oct. 4, 1998.

A recent major building project for Twin Rivers Baptist was a $1 million Family Center addition. A ground breaking for the new addition was June 28, 2015, and a dedication service for it was conducted on June 5, 2016.

Jeff Baumer has served as church pastor since December 2008.

Twin Rivers Baptist Church is on D.A.V. Road, just off Ohio 821, and is located just 300 yards north of Exit 6 of Interstate 77.

For more information: (740) 376-0440.