Our Humble Building


The edification and beauty of the Church is much concerned in her order, not such an order as superstition will dictate, or litigious nicety contend for, but such as sets her in a conformity with Christ’s will; and particularly the filling up of the offices which He has appointed, with persons duly qualified for the administration of them, and the regular acting both of officers and members in their respective positions.
— Nehemiah Coxe

The late 19th-century was a time of optimism and revivalism in the midwest, and since travel was still fairly arduous, most smaller townships had Church buildings liberally scattered abroad. Our Church building was originally constructed in 1889 as a United Brethren Church. It has gone through quite few cosmetic changes since it was first constructed, but the foundation and framing are the original items. 

It has changed hands a few times as well—the building was owned by an independent Church for a short while, and now functions as a local Southern Baptist Church.

Below are some pictures and news clippings.