IVANHOE — Ivanhoe Baptist Church will be celebrating its 145th anniversary Sunday.


The church was established in 1872 and has remained active ever since then.


The original charter members of the church were M.W. Bettes, Abe Wyatt, and Reuben Wyatt and their spouses and Samuel Keene. The pastor was Lige Owens.


The church will mark the anniversary with a program at 1:15 p.m. Sunday. The former interim pastor Steve Walker will be the guest speaker at the celebration. Lunch will be served in the fellowship following the morning service at the church, and a reception will follow the afternoon service.