TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-A Topeka church had a big reason to celebrate Sunday.
Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church celebrated its 85th anniversary Sunday.
Pastor Kenneth Anderson led the congregation in song and guest speaker, Reverend Jimmie L. Banks, was also there to give a speech focusing on encouragement.
Pastor Anderson contributes most of the church's longevity to its members.
"The importance of it is God has blessed us, not us, but blessed the church to be a very vibrant part of this community and neighborhood for the last 25 years and to be a church in Topeka for the last 85 years," said Pastor Anderson.
Pastor Anderson also says that the goal is reach more residents in the Highland Crest neighborhood for more growth in the future.