Church was constituted April 10, 1858, Rev. John Vawter officiating. The original members were: Travis
Burnett, Milton S. Vawter, James S. Vawter, James M. Goldsborough, William
Shipp, Harrison Burnett, William Brown, Mrs. Caroline Shipp, Rozana
Goldsborough, Martha E. Armstrong, Sarah F. Armstrong and Caroline Shipp, the
majority of whom had formerly belonged to the old Blue River Church, in Shelby
County, and Mt. Pleasant congregation, near Trafalgar. James S. Vawter was the first clerk,
and in 1859, he was duly licensed to preach the Gospel. The following ministers served the
church as pastors: Revs. E. W. Garrison, William Elgin, A. J. Essex, J. W. B.
Tisdale, F. M. Buchanan, J. W. Lewis, T. J. Murphy, H. R. Todd, N. Johnson,
John W. Ragsdale, ?? Stark, A. A. Laden, T. E. Stewart and J. M. Barrow, the
last named being the pastor in charge at this time.
The year in which the organization was effected witnessed the erection of a large and commodious brick temple of worship, 35x60 feet in size, with a seating capacity of about 400. Present membership, seventy-eight. Clerk, Andrew Barrow; deacons, S. M. Devore, L. 0. Abbott and J. H. Brown; treasurer, Harrison Adams; trustees, P. W. Brown, John Fishback and J. H. Brown. Services are held regularly once a month by the pastor, Rev. Mr. Barrow, and at intervals in the meantime by Rev. J. M. Wagner.
Banta, D.D.. History
of Johnson County, Indiana 1888 . Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888.
Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker