Sansom Community Church, outside Dunn, will celebrate 73 years Sunday during the morning services.
“It was on Sunday, Feb. 9, 1947, that the hearts of men and women from the First Presbyterian Church in Dunn were touched by God to begin a church in the Baersville community,” said the Rev. Jerome Pope, pastor of the church. “We are forever grateful and thankful for their love and dedication in founding our church.
“Not only their love and dedication but through the Lord’s leadership and the dedicated work of many hearts, Sansom Community Church is still desiring to be a light for the Lord and a light to the community,” Pope added.
During the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday, the Rev. Steven Tart will share the history of the church. The Sansom Community Church choir will present special music and the congregation will sing “Amazing Grace,” a hymn sung during the first service in 1947.
Sansom Community Church is located at 2896 Arrowhead Road, off U.S. Highway 301, near the Food Lion Distribution Center.