When a church has been around for over 155 years, it can a bit daunting to concisely tell its history. Here are a few key and interesting dates in our church’s history...
1861 - Believers gather together to pray and decide they need to begin a church.
1870 - Corinth begins a school to help educate children in the community
1891 - Erastus Shellnut, the first “Timothy” from Corinth graduates from Bible college in Kentucky. Erastus goes on to plant 28 churches in Georgia.
1933 - Duke Jones holds a 3 week revival at Corinth and 107 people are baptized in the outdoor baptistery that is still in place today on Corinth’s campus.
1966 - Don Hardison, a young preacher from North Carolina, comes to Corinth and begins his faithful and committed ministry that continues even today.
1969 - Corinth builds a new sanctuary that our 8:30am Sunday service still uses.
1974 - Corinth builds a gymnasium or multi-purpose building that now hosts our 9:45 and 11:15am services.
1977 - Lester Waters is hired as an associate minister to families with children and teenagers.
2005 - Corinth hires Adam Turner as youth minister.
2009 - Don Hardison moves to a half-time shepherding role, and Adam Turner becomes the senior minister. Josh Moore is hired to assume the youth ministry roles.
2010 - Corinth constructs a new nursery and early childhood wing as well as a commons area for welcoming guests on Sunday mornings.
2016 - Corinth begins to make improvements in new hallways, welcome areas and parking as a part of its For Generations campaign.
God has been very good to Corinth over the past 150 plus years, and we are excited to see what He has in store for our future!