Church to celebrate its 50th anniversary


AUBURN – Riverside Drive Baptist Church, 1085 Riverside Drive, will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 5.

The church’s founding pastor, the Rev. Walter Poole, came to Auburn in 1957 with his wife and three children and started the work in an abandoned church building, formerly the South Auburn Baptist Church.

Under his ministry, from 1957 to 1967, the building was repaired and attendance grew. Since then, a new church has been built and the ministry started by Poole continues.

Poole will speak at the morning service at 10:45 a.m. and in the evening at 6 p.m. Former members, as well as the public, are invited to the special Sunday services.

For more information, call 784-5400.