Christian institution’s half century to be recognised with weekend event

HISTORY CELEBRATED: Don Cooley, Joan Wayne, Pastor Dean Andresen and Glad Cooley will relive the Eastside Christian Centre history this Sunday when the chruch’s 50th anniversary is celebrated. Picture: MOLLY TAYLOR

THE 50th anniversary of the Eastside Christian Centre will be celebrated on Sunday as supporters reflect on the institution’s history and role in the community.

Formation of the church started in the ’60s with a tent campaign hosted at the Mount Gambier Showgrounds, where American evangelist A.S. Worley captured the faith of many surrounding residents.

Soon after, in 1965, member Glad Cooley met Pastor Cliff Beard, who followed in A.S. Worley’s footsteps.

“While he was here he talked to me about the lord and


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