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Kathleen in Polk County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Kathleen Baptist Church/The Charter Members of Kathleen Baptist Church - 1895

 
 
Kathleen Baptist Church Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 20, 2022
1. Kathleen Baptist Church Side of Marker
Inscription.  
KATHLEEN BAPTIST CHURCH
This church was established on September 14, 1895, by nine members of the Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. Services were initially held in a log structure on what is now Ross Creek Road. Baptisms took place at the mill pond just west of the creek's bridge. Within a year, the small congregation built a meeting house on this site, starting a history of building for worship and Christian education. The wood structure burned after being struck by lightning in 1914. Always a house of prayer, during World War II, her doors were open continually so requests were made for the young men of the church in active duty. All 21 returned home safely. Following Christ's teachings, the church reaches out to the community through feeding, clothing, and housing and music ministries. In 1987, the children's educational outreach was enhanced with the opening of the Child Enrichment Center. Her members have conducted missions in over 33 countries.
To God be the glory!

THE CHARTER MEMBERS OF KATHLEEN BAPTIST CHURCH ~ 1895
Annie Prine Green, W.L. Hancock, Berrian Harrelson, J.E. Harrelson, Lee Harrelson, Jack Lewis, Joel
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Lewis, Mattie Lewis, Mary Watson

1895 Adopted Church Covenant containing New Hampshire Confession of Faith: Having been as we trust brought by divine grace to embrace the Lord Jesus Christ and to give ourselves wholly to Him, we do now solemnly and joyfully covenant with each other to walk together in Him with brotherly love to His glory as our common Lord. We do therefore in His strength engage.

Exercise Christian care and watchfulness over each other. Not forsake the assembling of ourselves together. Religiously training our children for the service of Christ. Seek Divine aid to enable us to deny ungodliness that we may win the souls of men.

Contribute our property as God has prospered us, to assist the poor and spread the Gospel over the Earth. Strive to live to the glory of Him, into His marvelous light. May the God of peace make us do His will through our Lord Jesus Christ to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

May current and future members be faithful to this covenant.
 
Erected 2020 by The Polk County Historical Commission, Kathleen Baptist Church. (Marker Number PCHC-027.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is September 14, 1895.
 
Location. 28° 7.382′ N, 82° 1.483′ W. Marker
Kathleen Baptist Church The Charter Members of Kathleen Baptist Church - 1895 Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 20, 2022
2. Kathleen Baptist Church The Charter Members of Kathleen Baptist Church - 1895 Side of Marker
is in Kathleen, Florida, in Polk County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Avenue Northwest and 3rd Street Northwest, on the left when traveling south on Central Avenue Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3939 2nd Street Northwest, Kathleen FL 33849, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kathleen School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Socrum (approx. 3 miles away); The Carpenters' Home (approx. 4 miles away); Lodwick School of Aeronautics (approx. 5.7 miles away); Site of the Camp of The 10th Cavalry, The “Buffalo Soldiers” (approx. 6˝ miles away); Combat Wounded Veterans (approx. 6.7 miles away); Polk County Confederate Monument (approx. 6.7 miles away); Private James H. Mills (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kathleen.
 
Also see . . .  Kathleen Baptist Church. (Submitted on June 15, 2022, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2022, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 15, 2022, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.

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