T I M E L I N E

1875                        60 members of 1st Christian in Covington withdraw to form Fourth St. Christian

1904                        29- year -old Joseph W. Hagin became minister of the Fourth Street Church

1909                        Central Christian Church (Cov.) formed following a tent meeting at 18th & Greenup

1912                        4th Street Christian and Central Christian consolidate; Articles of Incorporation filed, groundbreaking

1913                        First service held in new building; Joseph Hagin chosen as first minister; new building dedicated November 30th

1918                        Services suspended for several weeks due to the flu epidemic

1926                        New organ dedicated as well as a third stained glass window in the sanctuary

1927                        Rev. Hagin moved to Ashland; the new minister is Rev. Kenneth Bowen

1930                        Educational Building completed as the country enters the Great Depression

1940s                      Money woes plague the church, but membership continues to grow

1945                         Rev. Bowen becomes President of College of the Bible in Lexington; Barton Johnson becomes the 3rd minister

1950                        The adjoining lot south of the building was purchased for a parking lot

1951                         Fourth stained glass window was installed

1950s                      Membership reaches peak, with over 1000 members listed

1957                         Sanctuary air-conditioned

1959                        Second lot south of the church purchased for parking lot

1963                        50th Anniversary celebration the same week as the Kennedy Assassination

1965                        Rev. Barton Johnson and his talented wife Vivian retired after 20 years

1967                        Rev. Lawrence Crane became the 4th minister

1970                        Rev. Crane died suddenly of a stroke; Rev. Robert Anderson became the 5th minister

1970s                      Suburban sprawl caused decline in membership

1977                        Rev. Anderson left for a church in Georgia; 29-year-old Dr. Philip V. Miller became the 6th minister

1980s                     Organ refurbished and sanctuary painted and decorated

1985                        Dr. Miller left for a church in Paducah; Rev. Peter Moon became the 7th minister

1990                        Rev. J. Michel Delaney became the 8th minister

1990s                      A time of transition as attendance and membership reached lowest level

1997                        Long Range Plan set church in a new direction of outreach to the community and Inclusion Ministry

2000                       Prayer breakfast started on Sunday mornings, which was the forerunner of the Community Dinners

2004                        Chinna M. Simon became the 9th minister

2005                        Monday evening Community Dinners; Purchase of the car parts lot; Capital campaign for garden and parking

2006                        Completion of the “Garden Parking Lot” and various interior renovations

2008                       Community Car Care program; Kyle McDougall youth minister; partnership with NKU Nursing Program

2009                       Community Dinners started on Wednesday evenings

2012                        Stained glass windows restoration begins

2013                        100th Anniversary Celebration events

 

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