ALTON — The historic Union Baptist Church at 320 E. Seventh St. will honor its pastor, the Rev. Kelvin D. Ellison Sr., and first lady Tina Ellison for 15 years of service with a musical celebration at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, with area choirs and Anointed Praise as featured guest.
Pastor the Rev. Anthony Hinton and Kingdom International Ministries of St. Louis will be the featured guest for the 10 a.m. service Sunday, Sept. 14. Afternoon service will begin at 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Tony Bradford of the Wood River Baptist District Association and his congregation and choirs of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of East St. Louis as featured guest.
The chosen theme for the celebration is “Worthy of Honor” with 1 Timothy 5:17-18 as the scripture of focus. The anniversary committee extends invitation to the public to attend. Anyone desiring to pay special tribute to the pastor and Lady Ellison may call Sis Donna Thomas at (618) 208-7186 to be included in the service program.