July 29, 2018, was a special day at Park Avenue Baptist Church. Elaine Womack, church treasurer (pictured at left) announced to the church that the church loan was paid in full. For a number of months, church members have been bringing extra offerings asking that they be applied to the principle of the loan. As of July 23, the church was debt free.
The announcement was followed by the burning of the note. Senior deacon Cubby Jones and Bro. Bobby McCullough assisted with the ceremony as deacon Marco Deliz and Womack sang what has come to be the church theme, ‘Little is Much When God Is In It.’ The congregation continued the celebration with a barbecue luncheon and homemade ice cream.