Mt. Gerizim's new Fellowship Hall Was dedicated during our annual Founders Day celebration. Bishop Fred Marshall was the guest speaker of the hour.
ORGANIZED AND FOUNDED BY THE REV. JACK E. WATKINS
Sunday October 7, 1977, in the chapel of the Brooks Funeral Home, located at
The first sermon was taken from John 3:16 “God so loved the World.” Approximately fifty people were in attendance at that first service. Ten believers joined this religious body: Graty T. Smith, who became the first trustee of the church; John Slacum; Barbara Beatty, who became the first church organist; Gina Kelli; Julie Beatty; Oscar Watson; Charles Napper; Sharon Napper; Elijah Talbert and Sis Eleanor Watkins, the first lady.
Many gifts were provided by other churches in support of
Several talented musicians, including Bro. Sonny Adams of the
The first Family Day was held in July of 1978 at the
The church had many barbecues, bake sales, dinners and various other activities in the spring of 1978 and 1979. These activities were held for the support of the building fund.
On October 14, 1979 at 10 a.m. a motorcade was formed at the Brooks Funeral Home and we journeyed to our new home located at
The first Deacon of the Church was John E. Wright; the first Deaconess was Madeline Milligan; the Temporary Treasurer and Trustee was Sheldon D. Lee. The first Minister to be ordained was Rev. Paul R. Crosby.
The Mortgage Burning took place in October of 2004.
Pastor Emeritus Jack E. Watkins retired in March of 2006, and Rev, Clifford R. Riley, formerly one of our Assistant Ministers, was installed as Pastor on May 14, 2006.
All in all,