Righteous road

The First Baptist Church in Atmore, on Main Street.

Monday, July 28, 12:08 p.m. – ATMORE Calhoun Countians know well that a multitude of churches and houses of worship call Alabama 21 home through the county. In Anniston, with Parker Memorial and Temple Beth El and Trinity Lutheran, for example, it’s easy to consider that part of Quintard Avenue the Road of Religion. (And Grace Episcopal and others are nearby.)

Well, come to Atmore, folks.

Alabama 21 runs right through town, and churches dominate part of the road.

The First Assembly of God church is the first one you meet as you head north from the Florida state line.

Then there’s Saint Robert’s Bellarmine Catholic Church.

And First Baptist Atmore.

And First Assembly of God Church.

And United Pentecostal Church.

And Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

And just off of Alabama 21, a block or so, are Methodist churches, and Church of Christ churches, and Episcopalian churches, and Mennonite churches.

Church is a big deal on this stretch of Alabama 21.

— Phillip Tutor