Medlock Baptism on the Stones River near Salem Pike

July 23, 2019, Bill Jakes From Bill Jakes: “I was given this wonderful photo by a cousin today. It was supposedly taken shortly after a family member’s funeral so it is believed to be from April of 1947. The preacher who performed these creek baptisms was Woodrow Medlock.”

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Plans FINALIZED To Develop 1-Square Block Downtown

June 28, 2019, WGNS Radio (MURFREESBORO) The City of Murfreesboro finalized the closing Friday (6/28/2019) with One East College, LLC on downtown property for the area’s first mixed-use development. The development, on property known as the former First United Methodist Church location, will incorporate office, residential, retail, restaurant, and hotel…

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National Register of Historic Places – Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church

November 1, 2018, National Register of Historic Places The ‘National Register’ is a phenomenal source of information regarding historic homes.  Search their database and you will find 49 properties as of November 1, 2018. The following ‘Register’ entry is dated February 27, 1995: The Allen Chapel A.M.E. stands immediately east…

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Historic church sale coming soon to council

October 11, 2018, Scott Broden, the Daily News Journal Investors seeking a $70 million mixed-use redevelopment of the historic former First United Methodist Church will enter into a $1.8 million purchase agreement with the Murfreesboro City Council, officials said. ‘They are ready to spend some money,’ Assistant City Manager Gary Whitaker told the council during a Wednesday…

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Church redevelopment to return before council

October 9, 2018, Scott Broden, the Daily News Journal Updated efforts to redevelop downtown’s historic former First United Methodist Church into a restaurant, condos, hotel, parking garage, offices and shops will be part of Wednesday’s Murfreesboro City Council workshop. The meeting starts at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers on…

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Bethel Church marks 200 years

Jason Reynolds, The Murfreesboro Post, September 25, 2018 A congregation in the Bethel community is celebrating the church’s 200th anniversary and a connection to the foundations of the Methodist denomination in America. Bethel United Methodist Church was founded in 1818. The founder was evangelist Ebenezer MacGowan, a British native who…

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Historic Rock Springs Church established in 1804

Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal, August 13, 2018 And the Scripture says “Upon this rock will I build my church.”   How true these words ring out inside Rock Springs Church of Christ, the oldest congregation in Rutherford County. Organized as a Baptist church on July 2, 1804, the…

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