HISTORY OF CAMPBELLSVILLE
The church building became in need of major repairs by 1965, and the Rev. Edd Templeton, encouraged by District Superintendent Fenton Warren, was credited with originating the idea of building a new church instead of trying to repair the old one. His plan became a reality in 1967.
The building was constructed by Parks-Richardson Lumber Company of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, at the cost of $42,000. Funds were donated by church members and friends and a gift of $5,000 from the Methodist Conference. The old building and grounds were sold. Attendance at this time was about 45 on Sunday. Rev. Henry Cortner was the minister.
The Campbellsville Methodist Church became the Campbellsville United Methodist Church by an act of the Dallas Conference. The Consecration Service was held in early October of 1967, with Bishop Ellis Finger presiding.
On July 8, 1973, the church had its Dedication Program with Bishop Finger presiding. District Superintendent Paul Williams assisted Rev. Marcus Nickell in an impressive ceremony.
In 1983, Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, which had been on the circuit with Campbellsville, disbanded, and several of its former members joined the Campbellsville church.
In 1988, with the encouragement of Rev. and Mrs. Marcus Nickell, the church built a Memorial Hall. On October 30, 1988, District Superintendent Roy West, assisted by Rev. Nickell, held the Dedication Service for the building. The architect for the building was Terry L. Bailey.
In 2001, the church, with a growing membership, added a picnic shelter on the church grounds for the enjoyment and fellowship of its members. The church continues to reach out to the community and play an active part in the life of the community as part of its ministry of service.
Katherine Rosson and Phyllis Hannah, Church
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