The Baptist Church that the Spurlings left

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This is the Baptist Church that the Spurlings left to start the COG. I visited the church out of curiosity and was amazed how much like an old fashion COG it was. It is off the road to the right from Tellico Plains going toward Turtletown. A short ride up the mountain.

Visit this church! It is Holly Springs Baptist Church!

John Kissinger [07/22/2015 4:36 PM]
one log room with a prayer altar – all that’s needed for God to rekindle the ole revival fire Alan N Carla Smith

John Kissinger [07/22/2015 4:44 PM]
Google street view gives a 3d image,-84.379829,3a,75y,116.05h,71.92t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sUEC7TMaLyEH9rp-T1-mLuw!2e0!7i3328!8i1664!6m1!1e1

Charles Page [07/22/2015 4:44 PM]
They have a cloth banner of their declaration of faith and sing from the Red Back Hymnals! Does anyone know what a Redback Hymnal is?

Charles Page [07/22/2015 4:46 PM]
an out house in back

John Kissinger [07/22/2015 4:47 PM]
heat gas tank next to the out house 🙂 afraid everyone here knows what a Redback Hymnal is

Charles Page [07/22/2015 4:48 PM]
no 120?

Charles Page [07/22/2015 4:49 PM]
they have heat but I am not sure the building has running water.

John Kissinger [07/22/2015 4:50 PM]
for the younger ones in the discussions Red Back Hymnals is like a smart phone (just ask me why Rick Wadholm Jr Alan N Carla Smith)

John Kissinger [07/22/2015 4:51 PM]
Your pilgrimage might have been back in the 70s since the out house is now replaced by a modern bathroom seemingly behind the altar. There’s metal roofing, fellowship building and water running just outside of it in the creek where Google map shows a couple seemingly digging for gold or sth.

Charles Page [07/22/2015 5:00 PM]
I visited a couple years ago. I know there is an out house, I had to use it!!! 😉 They have a building next door for fellowship and water may be there. I didn’t do a building inspection. All was needed was a room and an alter. They did have a choir and pulpit.

John Kissinger [07/22/2015 5:00 PM]
M. S. Lemons served at Steer Creek while R. G. Spurling at Camp Creek

Charles Page [07/22/2015 5:39 PM]

Joel Roman [07/22/2015 5:41 PM]
What was #120 ??Count Your Blessings???

Joel Roman [07/22/2015 5:42 PM]
They had these in spanish for all COG so #120 is probably different

John Kissinger [07/22/2015 5:43 PM]
Charles Page is mistakenly persuaded there were 120 in the upper room, where all #Voorhis students here are well aware there were but 12+ Alan N Carla Smith Bill Coble Eric Muckel

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