Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 19, 2008

In old-time style, St. James M.B. Church No. 1 held an outdoor baptism at the church on Adams Street. Above, Colby White, 7, steps out of the pool after being baptized by his father, the Rev. Willie White. At left, deacon Walter Bell Jr., far right, leads baptismal candidates and their friends and family in prayer. Above, Colby, whose mother is Patricia White, waits his turn as his father, in robe, baptizes Patrick Thomas, 11, the son of Tangela Johnson. Deacon Alonzo Webber said the purpose of the outdoor baptism was to “bring back the old times.” St. James. M.B. was established 145 years ago.

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