Winston County Archives seeking public’s help on new church book

DOUBLE SPRINGS -  For several years the volunteers at the Winston County Archives have been collecting news articles about churches in the county, past and present, to compile a Winston County church book, and they are seeking the public’s help to make the book the best it can possible be.
The volunteers are seeking information and/or pictures of the following current or former churches located within the county:

• Addison Church of Christ;
• Addison United Pentecostal Church;
• Arley Church of Christ;
• Arley Triumph, now The Church at Arley;
• Back Forty Cowboy Church just off of Lamon Chapel Road;
• Bethel Independent Baptist Church in the Upshaw community;
• Blooming Youth Church on County Road 25;
• Blue Springs Church in the Rocky Plains area;
• Bold Springs Church near Lynn;
• Calvary Hill Church about 5 miles south of Double Springs;
• Center Church and School in the Natural Bridge area;
• Central Church of Christ just west of Addison;
• Church One Eighty in Haleyville;
• Corner Stone Church in Haleyville;
• Crossway Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church east of Haleyville;
• Custer Church at Natural Bridge;
• Delmar Methodist Church;
• Dodd Memorial Baptist Church, possibly near Lynn;
• Fairview No. 2 Baptist Church in Addison;
• Faith Baptist Church just off of County Road 20;
• Faith Lutheran Mission;
• Faith Teaching Center;
• Fall City Missionary Baptist Church, aka Snow’s Chapel;
• Freedom Worship Center in Arley;
• Frost Chapel Freewill Baptist Church;
• Godfrey Church;
• Haleyville Freewill Baptist Church;
• Hoggle Church on Hoggle Ridge Road;
• Houston Church of God;
• Iglesia Christiana Pentecostes;
• Iglesia Evangelica Bautista Cristo Es La Roca;
• Jesus New Covenant House of Prayer on Macedonia Road;
• Johnson Church on Randolph Motorway in the Wilderness Area;
• Littleville United Methodist Church;
• Living Faith Pentecostal Church of God;
• Low Gap Church on Beech Grove Road;
• Motes Methodist Episcopal Church South;
• Mt. Olive Church near Grayson;
• Mt. Pisgah, south of Moreland;
• Mt. Vernon First Congregational Methodist Church at Addison;
• Nathan Church, aka Valley Springs Church;
• Natural Bridge Baptist Church;
• Natural Bridge Nazarene Church;
• Nazarene Chapel at Nauvoo;
• New Beginnings in Christ in Double Springs;
• New Faith Ministries in Poplar Springs;
• North Side Baptist Church, north of Addison;
• Omega Baptist Church south of Arley;
• Open Door Fellowship north of Arley;
• Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Haleyville;
• Pathway Church of God of Prophecy on Pounders-Sims Road;
• Philadelphia Deliverance Tabernacle south of Natural Bridge on Highway 13;
• Piney Ridge Church south of Arley;
• Pope’s Chapel north of Addison;
• Poplar Springs Church of Christ south of Double Springs;
• Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church south of Double Springs;
• Powell’s Chapel in west Winston County;
• Preston Worship Center in Arley;
• Primera Iglesia Bautista;
• Revival Center Church of God in Haleyville;
• Rowell Church on Winston/Marion County line;
• Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church north of Double Springs on Highway 195;
• Solid Rock Church in Haleyville;
• Soul’s Harbor Pentecostal Church of God at Needmore;
• South Haleyville Baptist Church;
• Stewart’s Church House on County Road 25;
• The Cross behind the Arley Library;
• The Refreshment Center Church near Houston on Highway 278;
• Tittle Church;
• True Gospel Church north of Double Springs;
• Union Chapel Church in the Cranal Community;
• Union Grove Freewill Baptist Church in the Black Pond Community;
• Wakefield Church near the Ingle-Wakefield cemetery;
• Welborn Chapel near Shady Grove Church north of Double Springs;
• Williams Chapel Church in the Houston Community.

“We are wanting to compile as complete a book as possible but we need your help,”  volunteer Treva Hood said.
Hood noted the above list is obviously not a complete list of the churches of Winston County, past and present, just a list of the ones the Winston County Archives has very little information about.
Anyone with information or pictures can contact the archives by email at; call the archives at (205) 489-5035 or stop by Monday – Wednesday. The Archives is located directly across Highway 195 from the Winston County Courthouse in Double Springs.
 This book will be the 7th in the Winston Roots series the Archives has published. The series includes:
Winston Roots, Vol. 1: Stories of an Alabama County (which includes the history of the county)
Winston Roots, Vol. 2: Marriage Index Records of an Alabama County
Winston Roots, Vols. 3,4, & 5: Early Pioneers and Settlers of an Alabama County
Winston Roots, Vol. 6: Schools of an Alabama County
   These books are all available for sale at the Archives or by mail at P.O. Box 112, Double Springs, AL   35553. All books are $20 each except Vol. 1 which is $15. Please add $5 for shipping.
“Any help will be sincerely appreciated,”  Hood said.




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