By Jimmie Chapman
The Christ Fellowship Church of the Nazarene, 279 W. Kingston Springs Road, will celebrate its 70th birthday and annual homecoming on Nov. 3, 2013 with former pastors and church officials in attendance. Revival services with Kim McLean will start the festivities on Friday Nov. 1 at 7:00 PM.
Organized in 1943 as the Kingston Springs Church of the Nazarene, it started in a store front building in downtown Kingston Springs and moved to its present location about 1950.
For a period of time in the 1950’s and early sixties, the church was known as the Percye Beard Church of the Nazarene for one of its charter members and founder, Mrs. Percye Beard. In 1963 it returned to its original name.
In 1994 the church was renamed, Christ Fellowship Church of the Nazarene and in recent years the church has come to be known affectionately as The Little White Church on the Hill.
Kim McLean, a Dove award winning song writer and artist and long time member of the church, has written and recorded a song entitled The Little White Church on the Hill and the church has gained national and international exposure from it. Kim is also an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene and she and backup singer Devon O’Day are traveling evangelists and through their ministry the church has gained widespread recognition.
The current pastor is Dr. David Denson who has been the pastor since April of 2007. The church invites all to come celebrate its 70th birthday.
Pastor emeritus, Dr. Jimmie Chapman, has published a book by the title of The Little White Church on the Hill; a full color pictorial history of the church’s seventy years of ministry in Kingston Springs.
Schedule of events:
Friday Nov. 1 at 7:00 P.M. Kim McLean speaker
Saturday Nov. 2 at 7:00 P.M. Kim McLean speaker
Sunday Nov. 3 at 10:00 A.M. Kim McLean speaker
Annual church family Thanksgiving dinner Sunday Nov. 3 at 11:45 AM
Sunday evening service at 6:00 PM, James Spruill speaker