CHIPLEY - Apostle Fred McMillion will celebrate his 100th birthday today Wednesday, April 18. There will be a celebration for McMillion at the TJ Roulhac Enrichment Center Saturday, April 21. McMillion is the founder of the Church of Prayer For All People Worldwide, Inc. He has numerous churches under his organization with the Church of Prayer For All People in Greensboro, Florida being the largest.

McMillion is a father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a great-great-grandfather. He is still in his home with the help of his niece, her husband and his son.

McMillion is the father of eight children, three girls and five boys. Two of the boys have already preceded him in death, along with his wife.

McMillion has many stories to tell. He spent 25 years in the Air Force, as a helicopter and airplane repairman. His last duty station was in Panama City. He often talks about how he would get up at 2 a.m. and walk to Tyndall Air Force Base to work. He talks about his time in Korea, Germany, Ohio, Tennessee and South Carolina. McMillion tells how he joined the military in Miami.

Some of McMilllion’s favorite things are a Buick, the color brown and the song "Keep God Holy."

The theme of the celebration is "I am a Soldier."