Gethsemane History

Decade

Events of Importance

1897

– Purchased property for $12 from The Working Benevolence Society No. 135 (Nov. 27th)

 

Trustees – Pink Smith, Elias Walker, James Davis, Jarrett James1

1930

Collins was pastor until 1938 (W.M. Lipscomb preceded Collins)

 

Church Building was rebuilt in 1938

1940

George W. Wofford was pastor after Collins

1950

October 17, 1951 – Rev. Shumate became pastor

 

Baptismal pool installed in 1953 

 

Baptisms were done on Renrick Dr. (“the hill”) prior to the install

 

Lodge building / Activity Center was built

1960

Whitmore became pastor

1970

Warren Sullivan became pastor

1980

Joseph Spearman became pastor (1982 – 1985)

 

-Every Sunday worship started (prior to this was 1st and 3rd)

 

Jeremiah Palmer became pastor (1985-1986)

1990

Tony Blackmon became pastor (1986-1992)

 

Florence Goldsmith became pastor in 1993

2000

New Sanctuary was built in 2005

2010

Florence Goldsmith retired in February of 2010

 

Emanuel Duncan became pastor on  2/14/2010

 

Old Church Building was Renovated in 4th Quarter 2010

2014

Purchased the 703 Worley Rd. Building from Mountain City Lodge

Present

The addition of ‘YOU’!

 

 

This history is a work in progress and therefore still remains somewhat fragmented. There was a fire where some church records were lost and few people have come forward to be able to rebuild the history of the church. If you or someone you know has information that will help us build a more accurate account of this history, please contact us.