The First Baptist Church of Headland celebrated their 150th Anniversary on April 23, 2017. From a small beginning of 8 founding members in April of 1867 at 1 Cleveland Street in Headland, the First Baptist Church as grown to over 1,100+ members!
The following is a brief history of the church.
The First Baptist Church of Headland was organized in the early part of 1867 as The Baptist Church of Christ at Bethlehem with an enrollment of eight members. The Church was admitted to the Judson Association as Beulah Church in the same year. The Rev. Thomas Scott was the first pastor and Bro. William Whitehead was the first deacon. J. S. Kirkland was the first member to be received for baptism after the church organized; he then served as the first church clerk.
The Headland 11&12 Year Old All Stars / Team Alabama won the championship game against Georgia 7-5 earlier today in the Dixie Youth Majors World Series in Laurel, Mississippi. The City of Headland and community will have a "Welcome Home Celebration" for our World Series Champs at the downtown square tonight at 7:00pm. Please join us as we congratulate these fine young men!!!
Members of the team are Jake Johnson, Luke Nelson, James Evan Trammell, Justin Murphy, Cooper Weeks, Jake Smith, Karson Reinhardt, Mason Steele, Weatherly, Taylor, Burke and Jordan. Jason Steele served as head coach, while Richard Reinhardt and Denny Steele were assistants.
Headland’s Cole Burdeshaw & Jacob Hartzog win Alabama BASS Nation High School Trail State Championship Title at Lake Eufaula May 22-23. The State Champions anchored their winning weight with a second day bag of 19.60 lbs giving them a 2 day total of 31.44lbs.
The two high school seniors previously qualified for the National Championship earlier in the year, but this title again secured their spot at the next level. As National Qualifiers, Burdeshaw and Hartzog will compete in the Costa Bassmasters High School National Championship. They will be one of 22 teams who will be representing Alabama on Kentucky Lake, Paris Tennessee from July 22-25th 2015.