There’s something holy about Sean McMahon. Maybe it’s the Jesus-beard. Maybe it’s the lilting voice that conjures Dolores O’Riordan in Cranberries songs at The Ritz.


The Community Baptist Church of Gay Head, the longest continually worshipping Native American congregation in the United States, celebrated its 325th anniversary on this past weekend.


The Rev. Dr. Leo Christian had found a welcoming community in his new position as pastor of the First Baptist Church in Vineyard Haven and the Gay Head Community Baptist Church in Aquinnah.


Established in 1693, the Gay Head Community Baptist Church is the oldest continuously operating Native American Baptist Church in the country.