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First Baptist Church of Holly Pond, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 34° 10.467 W 086° 37.071
16S E 535218 N 3781564
Quick Description: This is the fifth church building, and third location.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 2/13/2017 5:24:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMV2MP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 2

Long Description:

County of church: Cullman County
Location of church: US-278 & Wesley Ave., Holly Pond
Phone: (256) 796-6161
Pastor: Horace Hall
Marker erected by: Holly Pond Historical Society & Alabama Historical Association
Date marker erected: 2015

Marker Text:

First Baptist Church of Holly Pond was organized in 1885 as Holly Pond Missionary Baptist Church. Charter members included the families of P.R. Tennison, William Jefferson Hazelwood, Bill House, Seaborn Shaw, and Isaac Barnett. Over the course of the Church's life, the congregation worshipped in three different locations and five different sanctuaries. The first, destroyed by fire in 1895, was a wood-framed structure located in the triangle formed by Hwy 278 and Blountsville Road. The second, destroyed by a wind storm in 1914, was a wood-framed building located 1/10 mile west of the first site. The third sanctuary was white, wood-framed, and located at the triangle formed by Hwy 278 and New Hope Road, as was the fourth, a brick, Georgia Colonial structure built in 1939. The last was built on this site in 1978, the same year the church's name was changed to First Baptist. Many preachers and missionaries have been sent from here to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Dedicated October 2015 on the occasion of the church's 130th anniversary.

Marker Name: First Baptist Church of Holly Pond

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information::
On Sunday, Nov. 15, the Holly Pond Historical Society dedicated a historical marker at First Baptist Church of Holly Pond, with many from the community gathering to celebrate the event. “My family has attended First Baptist Church Holly Pond since the beginning, as my ancestors were charter members,” said Robin Henderson, church and Holly Pond Historical Society member. “The Church celebrated 130 years of ministry in this community. It is my prayer that [the] church with continue to thrive and share the Gospel for generation to come.”

Date Dedicated / Placed: 2015

Marker Number: Not listed

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