User Login    
 + Register
PDQ Cleaning
News : First Baptist Church Celebrates 175 Years
Posted by Randy on 2013/6/6 10:36:16 (391 reads) News by the same author

The First Baptist Church of Trenton is celebrating 175 years of community service. Pastor Denny Chesnut, along with church members were guests on KTTN's Open Line.

Click to see original Image in a new window


To put 175 years into perspective, church pastor Denny Chesnut discussed the church's long history when he was among guests today on KTTN's Open Line.

Audio Cut: Click Here To Listen

According to information recorded in a history book, the church was founded by about ten persons who gathered under an elm tree. The first real building was described as a log cabin built upon stones.

Audio Cut: Click Here To Listen

A gothic, or ornate-looking, structure was built at 12th and Main; then replaced in 1906 by a large brick building that stood there for many many years.

Audio Cut: Click Here To Listen

Although he wasn't in Trenton at the time in the 1990's, Reverend Chesnut reflects on FORMER pastor, Doctor Clyde Elder, when discussing the “walk” members made from the old building on Main street to the new structure, now on Oklahoma Avenue.

Audio Cut: Click Here To Listen

Pastor Denny Chesnut of First Baptist Church in Trenton. Several events are scheduled Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday as the church observes its 175th anniversary.

Sarah Danner of rural Trenton was also among guests this week on Open Line. She discusses musical presentations and historical skits by church members, as well as remarks from former pastors and past staff, among other activities.

Audio Cut: Click Here To Listen

There's a banquet at 12 noon Sunday. Then Sunday afternoon, two church members with the longest tenure, Daryl Browning and Bob Skinner, will be recognized; then given the opportunity to cut the anniversary cake.

The church also has commemorative items for sale including cookbooks (550 recipes); plates, cups, and (polo) shirts noting the existence of the First Baptist Church denomination 1838 to 2013.

In the early days, it was known as Washington United Baptist.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2015/8/28 17:19:39 - Missouri Highway Patrol Trooper Killed Audrain County Accident
2015/8/28 4:26:43 - Harrison County Man Arrested For Child Pornography
2015/8/28 4:14:50 - Opponents Of Missouri Hog Farm Win Court Ruling
2015/8/28 4:09:36 - Police Escort Fills In For Dad On First Day Of Kindergarten
2015/8/28 4:04:09 - Northeast Missouri Suspect Badly Hurt After Police Shooting
2015/8/28 4:00:11 - New Missouri Court Fines, Sex Ed Laws Set To Take Effect Today
2015/8/28 3:54:40 - Police Say Woman Found Getting High On Canned Air At Walmart
2015/8/27 14:18:52 - Milan Wildcat Coaches Shows For Thursday, 8/27/15
2015/8/27 13:50:00 - Trenton Lady Bulldogs Win Home Opener At Riverside CC
2015/8/27 12:10:32 - Trenton Tennis Beats Carrollton, 7-2
2015/8/27 11:59:59 - Lawson Sweeps Trenton In Tuesday Volleyball
2015/8/27 10:41:46 - Brookfield Downs Trenton In Head-To-Head Golf Duel
2015/8/27 8:40:00 - Grundy County Circuit Court News
2015/8/27 6:40:00 - Freightliner Truck Swerves To Avoid School Bus
2015/8/27 6:25:13 - Trenton Hy-Vee Honors Joel McCully With Legendary Customer Service Award
2015/8/27 4:14:05 - Suspect Charged In Naked Home Invasion In Maryville
2015/8/27 4:09:17 - Missouri Couple Accused Of Multistate Sex Trafficking
2015/8/27 4:03:09 - Missouri Man Convicted Of Raping 13-Year-Old Dies In Prison
2015/8/27 3:58:37 - More Than Two Dozen Arrests Made At Independence Motels
2015/8/27 3:54:33 - Burger King To McDonald's: Lets Make A McWhopper
2015/8/27 3:50:03 - Two Children Removed From Rat Infested, Feces Filled Home
2015/8/26 11:20:00 - Princeton Tiger Coaches Shows For Wednesday, 8/26/15
2015/8/26 9:11:31 - Spickard Fall Festival Schedule Announced
2015/8/26 9:07:42 - Trenton City Council Meeting Results
2015/8/26 7:41:02 - Two Reporters Killed On Live Television
2015/8/26 6:23:52 - Gallatin City Council Approves Tax Levy
2015/8/26 6:20:00 - Building And Nuisance Board Add Additional Properties To Nuisance List
2015/8/26 6:00:00 - Grundy County Sheriff Reports Two Arrests
2015/8/26 5:50:00 - Fire Safety Fire Officer One Course To Be Hosted By Trenton Fire Department
2015/8/26 5:42:41 - Texas Man Accused Of Multiple Violations After Accident Near Bethany



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM