LINCOLN -- Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Lincoln will celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the Rev. Joseph Stafford Rowser Jr. on Sunday, March 12, starting at 3 p.m.

The guest church for the event will be Kelly Springs Baptist Church in Munford, where the Rev. Dr. Lenard L. Jacobs is pastor. The theme will be from Timothy, 5:17: “A double portion for a worthy laborer.”

The pulpit conductors will be the Rev. Dr. Jesse Montgomery Jr., retired pastor of Sycamore Baptist Church in Talladega, and the Rev. Joseph Rowser Sr., retired pastor of Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church #1 in Ridgeville and “one of the best fathers a son could have.”

In addition to his upcoming 23rd anniversary, Rowser is also celebrating 41 years in the ministry and 37 years as a pastor. “And I’ve still got some left in the tank,” he added.

Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church will also be celebrating its 150th anniversary next year.

All are welcome to attend Sunday’s observance. The church is at 500 Charles Drew Ave. in Lincoln. For more information, please call 205-763-2732.