Who We Are

Our History

The church of Christ at Center Grove dates back to the year 1896. When Tobice Haney gave the one-acre of land for the church building to be constructed on, Joe L. Petty asked, “What shall we name the place?” Robartis Burroughs said, “ We shall call it Center Grove.” The reason why they de- cided on this name was because it was founded by three districts of Jackson County (all coming to a point which was known as the ninth, tenth,, & twelfth districts) & because it was surrounded by a grove of poplar trees.

The congregation began with thirty-three members. The first building burned, which was a white weather-boarded construction. It was replaced by a schoolhouse, where the congregation met. School was also conducted in the same building until 1956. A new building was constructed, which is now used as our annex building. The land was given by Otis Ransom. The first sermon in the new build- ing (now known as the annex building) was preached on June 24, 1956 by brother C.W. Coleman, with 275 people present. Brother Morgan Medlin was the speaker for a gospel meeting from August 21 through August 28, 1956. In 1980, the new auditorium was dedicated by Keith Clark.

In 2005, our elders made the decision to expand our education program. We have different adult classes so that a variety of choices are available for our members. In 2008, our elders made the decision to start building a fellowship hall to help with our food program & to allow for more fellow- ship space. This was completed in 2009.

The past elders that have served the congregation here at Center Grove as well as those currently serving are as follows: Charlie Johnson, Louis Fox, Comer Chaffin, Johnny Haney, Artis Johnson, Crawford Burroughs, B.M. Johnson, Ray Flatt, Coy Martin, Bill Hensley, Donald Burris, Roy Young, Lo- gan Cantrell, Keith Clark, Royce Jenkins, Jerry Young, Ted Ragland, John Mabery, Carl Call & Sjon Gentry.

The past ministers that have served the congregation as well as those currently serving are as fol- lows: John William Fox, Harm Way, Logan Flatt, Tom Dinson, C.W. Coleman, Bill Ballard, Thurman Ander- son, S,W, Forkman, Otis Ransom, Jr., Hermon Fox, Paul Fox, Loran Crossman, Charlie Maxwell, John Gibson, Ronnie Maxwell, David Flatt, Keith Clark, Ted Gaw, John Mabery, John Anderson, Bill Coe, Ronald Strong.

What We Believe

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Leadership & Staff

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