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The 1864 meeting of the Kings Mountain Baptist Association took place at the Bethel Meeting House in Iredell County, NC. The introductory sermon was delivered by Elder Larkin M. Berry and the circular letter was authored by Elder Gabriel Phillips of the Broad River Baptist Association. At the conclusion of the missionary sermon, delivered by Elder George W. Rollins on September 18, a collection was received in the amount of $372.66 to send the gospel to the North Carolina troops of the Confederate Army. The Committee on Sabbath Schools resolved to appoint Elder G. M. Webb as a missionary to organize Sabbath Schools in all associational churches. Only three churches established Sabbath Schools at the time of the 1864 meeting, Lincolnton, Zoar, and Sandy Run. The Missionary Board requested additional funding from the association to assist Elder Larkin M. Berry his mission work to the destitute communities of the Catawba Valley.
1864, September 16
Bethel Meeting House
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Kings Mountain Baptist Association Collection; Minutes of the Kings Mountain Baptist Association, 1864. Series 1, Box 1, University Archives, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC.