Rev. Willie Riley, pastor of Searching Together Missionary Baptist Church, became overwhelmed with tears several times during a ceremony to celebrate his 26 years as pastor. “We began the church in my garage as a way to make a difference in the lives of some neighborhood kids,” Riley explained.
Today the church has over 300 members and serves the African-American community through several ministries.
Top Photo: Pastor and Mrs. Riley received a standing ovation when he was introduced to a crowed church, Saturday, Sept. 14.