The General Baptist Church of Marion Ky., was organized July 8, 1951. Rev. Carol Yarbrough of Princeton, Ky., met with the following ministers: Rev. Ernest Hunt, Rev. W. M. Frisby, Rev. Winstead, and Rev. David Winters, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Millikan. Deacons present from visiting churches were J. W. Creasy, Rufus Grishom, Derwood Marks, and H. L. Huhges. Margaret Millikan was elected church clerk, and Lloyd Millikan deacon. There were nine members to join that day.
On July 22, 1951, the church rented the "Fergerson Building" on South Main Street to conduct their services in. Rev. Ridenour was present and Rev. Carol Yarbrough brought the first message. Sunday School was organized and prayer meeting was held each Wednesday night.
Our first full time pastor was Bro. Joe Ezell, Henderson, Ky. He was with us until his resignation in November 1952, then the church called Rev. Frisby of Providence, Ky. He will be with us until September 1953.
The church purchased a lot on July 31, 1951. A concrete block basement was completed, and we have been having services in it for one year now.
Margaret Millikan was our church clerk until some time ago, then Mary Hughes was elected.
We now have 35 members on our church record, and also have an increasing number in our Sunday School enrollment. Mr. Eual Hardin has conducted a singing school recently and our church choir has improved remarkably.
Our business meeting is held on Wednesday night before each second Sunday. Our pastor meets with us, and other members of Union Association visit with us and discuss old and new business matters of the church.
Prayer meeting is held each Wednesday night. When our pastor cannot be with us, the members of the church conduct the service, each one taking his turn.
We had gas heat installed, and hope to finish our church this year. We now have a drive on that we feel will be very successful in helping us to finish our church.
We desire the prayers of all the churches.
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