Ocala in Marion County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The first mission started under the leadership of Elder John Bright at 36 Richard Street, in the home of Aaron Matthews, Sr. and later Mother Matthews was saved.
During the years of 1914-1915 under the ministry of Elder John Bright, Elder Nathaniel Scippio and Bishop Aaron Matthews, Sr. were saved, became members of the group, and both were called into the ministry.
In the year of 1916 Elder Hubert Stedman became a member of the group and was a great leader.
In the year of 1917, the first assembly was held in White Springs, Florida. After the assembly they began to scatter and set up missions in various places.
About the year of 1919 Palatka was known as the headquarters of the group. The second general assembly was held in Santos, Florida in the year of 1919.
A general assembly was held in Alachua, Florida in 1922, the four
The third general assembly was held in Alachua, Florida and continued there until 1940.
The general assembly moved to Ocala, Florida in the year of December, 1941, where it is now held.
Erected by The Church of God By Faith, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
Location. 29° 11.134′ N, 82° 8.713′ W. Marker is in Ocala, Florida, in Marion County. Marker is on West Fort King Street just west of Southwest 7th Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 707 West Fort King Street, Ocala FL 34471, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American National Thrift Association Hospital (approx. ¼ mile away); Marion Theatre (approx. half a mile away); First National Bank (approx. half a mile away); Masonic Hall Building (approx. half a mile away); Agnew-Gary Block (approx. half a mile away); The Gary Block BuildingOcala National Bank (approx. half a mile away); The Old Courthouse Square (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ocala.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.