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The Rev. Les Banks, pastor of First Baptist Church of Indiahoma, is shown with a banner that announces the church’s 70th anniversary celebration Sunday.

First Baptist celebrates 70th

INDIAHOMA  First Baptist Church of Indiahoma will celebrate its 70th anniversary of service to the community during its regular worship service and other activities Sunday.

Festivities will begin with the morning worship service at 10:45 a.m. Guest speaker will be Indiahoma native Roy Jaye, currently pastor of the First Southern Baptist Church in Hutchinson, Kan.

"And we've invited all of our former pastors that are still living to come back and attend our service," said  the Rev. Les Banks, the church's current pastor.

The worship service will be followed by a noon meal and an afternoon special service at 1:30 p.m. A reception will follow at 2:30 p.m.

Banks himself is on his second stint as pastor of the church since July 2012. He previously served as the church's pastor from March 1989 to August 1993 before going on to serve as pastor of churches in Oklahoma City and Edmond, and Tesca Baptist Church in Frederick over a 19-year period before returning to Indiahoma.

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