Saint Matthew Baptist Church in Westlake, 100yr anniversary

Saint Matthew Baptist Church located on 805 Hobson Street in Westlake, Louisiana celebrated their 100 year anniversary today, September 25, 2011.

Pastor E.W. Ford presiding over the ceremony. Earlier in the day there was a more traditional church service, including a candlelight ceremony in honor of those members who have gone on to their final resting place.

The Mayor of Westlake had a representative come and make the proclamation that September 25th be Saint Matthew Baptist Church Day. Officials also read off a few other letters from others including Governor Bobby Jindal.