One Hundred thirty-six Years
complete accurate history of this church cannot be given due to
early records not being kept of its early organization. However,
according to the most reliable information available, this church
was organized in 1865 by a group of people who had previously held
services under a “bush labor” (a shelter of vines or branches).
This group of people decided to build a church.
located on the Tennessee and Kentucky State Line on Peachers Mill
Road was given to the members by a gentleman named Peacher. Thus,
the church was named after him and called Peacher Chapel.
After a few
years many of the members living in Kentucky decided to build a
church closer to them. They separated from Peacher Chapel and built
a church (Concord) on Bakers Mill Road, which was then Kelly Farm.
Some few years later the farm, which included the church, was sold
to Mr. Peter Barker. Members of Concord appointed a committee to
speak to with Mr. Barker regarding the purchase of the land on which
the church stood. Mr. Barker sold them the land for $1.00, as long
as it was always used for religious or educational purposes.
In the year
1917, Mr. Barker gave the church an official deed of ownership. In
1940, the number of members belonging to Peacher Chapel had dwindled
significantly. The remaining members decided to merge with Concord
and Peacher Chapel was torn down. The huge bell tower that
previously graced the top of Peacher Chapel was moved to Concord.
During this time Concord was under the pastorate of Rev. Reuben
Northington. Rev Northington enlarged the church by adding more to
the front, two rooms and a hall, and Concord membership continued to
pastorate of Rev. Alvin Oldham our present place of worship was
built, and then dedicated in August of 1974. The old church was
torn down in June 1977. Since that historic date the church
continued to prosper with God’s grace. Rev. Alvin Oldam retired on
March 28, 1999.
10, 1999, Rev. Delbert R. Brown accepted pastoralship of this great
church. Pastor Brown reminds us often it’s not the size of our
church roll that matter, but the number of members that are actively
laboring in the vineyard, building up God’s kingdom. Since
this time the church has purchased 4 acres of land, a new PA System
& Sound Room, added a Tape Ministry and entered cyberspace with this
Website for the church.
“BUILDING IN PROCESS”