Lee’s Creek has been a staple of community for over 130 years

Published 6:53 pm Saturday, April 4, 2015

Lee’s Creek Baptist Church has been leading people to know the Lord for over 130 years. It’s beautiful pastoral setting only adds to the charm of this lovely church filled with folks whose families have been attending for generations.

Friendly smiles and handshakes greet newcomers attesting to the fact that all are welcome.

Willie Mae Sumrall said, “I have been a member here my whole life. The old wooden structure was torn down, and we built a beautiful new sanctuary. The ceiling used to be made of wood. Some of it was salvaged and has been used in parts of the new building.

“My sister and I have been members since early childhood. When we were young kids we walked to church as we lived close by. I was baptized at 12 years of age in Lee’s Creek. In fact, the creek had swift flowing water, and the deacons stood downstream to catch little children if they should happen to be caught up in the current!

“One of my happy early memories was riding the church bus to see Rev. Billy Graham. Church has always been such a part of our lives. It is an important part of our spiritual and social lives as well.”

Last Sunday held special significance to those of the Christian faith. Palm Sunday signifies the day that Jesus made his triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The crowds cheered and waved palm branches welcoming Him with cheer. They were totally oblivious to the fact that His crucifixion and resurrection would soon follow.

The children of Lee’s Chapel led in worship on Palm Sunday with their Easter musical called “It’s Easter.” Fifth Sunday Singing followed with Kristy Dowdy singing “The Via Dolorosa.” The lyrics depict Jesus’ lonely walk to the cross along the “road of suffering.”

Next, 7-year-old Nash Dowdy blessed the congregation with a lovely rendition of “Who Am I.” Others followed, each sharing songs of comfort and encouragement.

Lee’s Creek Baptist Church is located at 1803 Lee’s Creek Church Road in Bogalusa. Worship services begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. For more information call 985-735-1180.