Antioch Church of Christ Delight Arkansas

Church Record 1885-1916

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                          Ministry of John H. Hile                           
                             for the year 1885.                              
                                                                             
The ministry of John H. Hile began in Dec. 1884 and ended Nov. 1885. Bro.    
Hile preached every 4th Lord's day that health and weather would admit       
dividing the time between Antioch and the congregation at New Hope, at which 
place he organized a congregation of believers in Christ.                    
                                                                             
On Saturday before the 4th Lord's day in Oct. (1885) Bro. Hile began a       
protracted meeting; during the first week of which Bro. J.R. Jones did most  
of the preaching, and did it eloquently. The meeting, 2 weeks, with the work 
for the year, closed with Bro. R.P. Threlkeld & W.R. Barnett preached at     
intervals during the year.                                                   
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                               June 9th, 1894.                               
                                                                             
Antioch, Pike County, Arkansas. The Church met according to appointment and  
the following business was transacted. The congregation thought it best to   
have a plurality of Elders. Whereupon (on) motion Bros. John A. Lamb and     
J.D. Kirkham were elected Elders to assist in feeding and having the         
oversight of the flock. On motion Bro. Elijah Kelley was elected Church      
Clerk and received the Church Record. Bro. D.A. Brown who had been amiss in  
duty promised the Church if elected Deacon he would reform his life and do   
right. On motion he was elected Deacon to fill the vacancy made by Bro. John 
A. Lamb being elected Eld(er). Sister Sallie Lamb who had been influenced to 
engage in dancing became sorry and repented of the same and made her         
acknowledgements to the Church through Bro. J.A. Lamb her brother in the     
flesh.                                                                       
                                                                             
The present officers of Antioch Congregation are C.W. Threlkeld, W.H.        
Kirkham, J.S. Wilson, J.D. Kirkham and J.A. Lamb, Elds. and D.A. Brown, G.W. 
Reid, Deacons and Elijah Kelley, Church Clerk.                               
                                                                             
                             Elijah Kelley, C.C.                             
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                               July 14th 1894.                               
                                                                             
The Church of Christ at Antioch met according to appointment for the purpose 
of restoring those that was out of the way; there was those that made their  
acknowledgements and was restored to full fellowship to wit: Bro. Belton     
Barrong, Albert Emmerson, and Elmore Wingfield; and  Bro. Robert Doss made,  
who had been amiss in duty, made his confession at the young men's prayer    
meeting and was reported to the church on the third Lord's day in July 1894. 
                                                                             
                             Elijah Kelley, C.C.                             
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Antioch Pike Co., Arkansas. July 28th 1894. The Church met according to      
appointment. Services by Br. W.N. Thompson with one confession and baptism.  
                                                                             
                               Elijah Kelley                                 
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              Antioch, Pike County, Arkansas. April 18th 1896.               
                                                                             
The Church met according to appointment and services conducted by Bro. W.N.  
Thompson. One taken membership by right hand of fellowship.                  
                                                                             
                             Elijah Kelley, C.C.                             
                                                                             
Antioch, Pike County, Arkansas. August 16th 1896.                            
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                                 Sep. 1897                                   
                                                                             
The Church met according to appointment to begin a protracted meeting which  
closed on Thursday night; following, the preaching was conducted by Bro. Wm. 
Thompson and Bro. Champion. There was 10 additions, 9 by confession and 1 by 
fellowship.                                                                  
                                                                             
                               E. Kelley, C.C.                               
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                                  1897-1898                                  
                                                                             
Bro. W.N. Thompson was our minister at Antioch for 97 and 98. Would have     
been for 99 but on account of ill health he had to quit; he done a great     
deal of work.                                                                
                                                                             
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                                    1899                                     
                                                                             
Bro. J.H. Hile is our Minister at Antioch for this year 99.                  
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                                  May 1899                                   
                                                                             
The Church met according to previous appointment on Saturday Night before    
the second Sunday in June. Services by Bro. J.H. Hile and Bro. Geo. W.       
Spurlock. One reclaimed and one from the Baptist.                            
                                                                             
                               Elijah Kelley                                 
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Antioch, Pike County, Arkansas, July 1900. The Church met according to       
appointment in a protracted meeting held by Bro. Willie George beginning on  
Friday night before the second Sunday in July 1900 and continuing until the  
third Lord's day night; the result was 8 added to the Church by confession   
and baptism.                                                                 
                                                                             
                             Elijah Kelley, C.C.                             
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Antioch, Pike County, Arkansas, July 1901. The Church met according to       
previous appointment in a protracted meeting conducted by Bro. William       
George beginning on Saturday night before the first Lord's day in July 1901  
and continuing until the second Lord's day night; the result was eighteen    
added to the Church; there was 13 by confession and baptism and 4 that had   
been out of duty confessed their faults.                                     
                                                                             
                               Elijah Kelley                                 
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Antioch, Pike County, Arkansas, March 1902. The Church met at its regular    
appointment first Sunday and Saturday night before; there was two added to   
the Church by confession and baptism.                                        
                                                                             
                                 E. Kelley                                   
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Antioch, Pike Co., Ark., March 1902. The Church met by special appointment   
as it was the fifth Lord's day in the month; one confession. There was no    
Church on the first Sunday in April on account of rain. One baptism in the   
afternoon; no other services on that day.                                    
                                                                             
                             Elijah Kelley, C.C.                             
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Antioch, Pike Co., Ark., May 1902. The Church met at its regular appointment 
first Sunday and Saturday night before; one addition by letter.              
                                                                             
                                 E.K., C.C.                                  
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Antioch, Pike Co., Ark., June 1902. The Church met and continued over until  
Wednesday night; result there was nine added unto the Church; seven by       
confession and baptism; two by restoration.                                  
                                                                             
                           E. Kelley, Church Clerk.                          
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                              Antioch, July 1902                             
                                                                             
The Church met in a protracted meeting held by Bros. Willie George our       
regular preacher and Bro. G.W. Spurlock beginning on Saturday night before   
the first Sunday in July; continued until Thursday night; result twenty      
three added to the Church; eighteen by confession and baptism and five       
restored.                                                                    
                                                                             
                                 E.K., C.C.                                  
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Antioch, Pike County, Arkansas, July 1903. The Church met according to       
previous appointment in a protracted meeting conducted by Bro. E.N. George,  
Bro. Willie George's father, beginning on Saturday night before the first    
Sunday in July and closed on Saturday (as recorded) morning at the           
waters-edge. The result was eight added to the Church, six con(fessions) and 
bap(tisms); one restored and one by letter. There was two out of the six     
that was baptized from the Baptist. They believed and was baptized in the    
name of the Lord Jesus.                                                      
                                                                             
                             Elijah Kelley, C.C.                             
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Antioch, Pike County, Arkansas. The Church of Christ at Antioch have had     
Bro. Willie George to preach for the Church for the years 1901, 1902, 1903;  
he is an able minister and has done a great deal of good while he has been   
laboring for us.                                                             
                                                                             
                             Elijah Kelley, C.C.                             
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                            Antioch, Delight, Ark.                           
                                                                             
The Church of Christ at Antioch employed Bro. Willie George for the year     
1904 to preach for them; he is an able minister; all would do well to employ 
him.                                                                         
                                                                             
                                 E.K., C.C.                                  
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                         Antioch, Delight, Ark., 1904                        
                                                                             
Church of Christ at Antioch met according to previous appointment in a       
protracted meeting conducted by Bro. O.M. Thomasson of Tex. beginning on     
Saturday night before the First Lord's day in July 1904 and continued for    
about 17 days. There was 14 added to the Church. There seemed to be much     
good done.                                                                   
                                                                             
                               Elijah Kelley                                 
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                         Antioch, Delight, Ark., 1905                        
                                                                             
The Church met according to appointment in a series of sermons delivered by  
Bro. Philips of Fort Worth, Texas. There was much good done; beginning       
Saturday night before the 5(th) Lord's day in Jan. 1905 with 5 added.        
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                      Antioch, Delight, Ark., July 1905                      
                                                                             
The Church met according to appointment in a series of meetings held by Bro. 
E.M. Bordan of Black Rock, Ark. On account of the inclemency of the weather  
there was no additions.                                                      
                                                                             
                                 E.K., C.C.                                  
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                          Antioch, Ark., Oct. 1905                           
                                                                             
The Church met according to appointment Oct. 21st closed Oct. 31st 1905 in a 
series of meetings held by Bro. John Denton of Roxton, Texas. There was nine 
confessions and baptisms and three restored to the fold. It was a very       
interesting meeting. There was much good done.                               
                                                                             
                               E. Kelley, C.C.                               
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                          Antioch, Ark., July 1906                           
                                                                             
The Church met according to previous appointment the first Sunday in July in 
a protracted meeting resulting (in) 8 additions. Conduct(ed) by Bro.         
Surrett. Bro. Denton in Sept.                                                
                                                                             
                                    E.K.                                     
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                     Antioch, Pike Co., Ark., July 1907                      
                                                                             
The Church met in a meeting conducted by Bro. Tom Hubble with no visible     
results. Bro. Phillips in Nov. 1907.                                         
                                                                             
                                    E.K.                                     
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Bro. Arrington, first Sunday in July 1908.                                   
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Antioch, Ark., July 1908. The Church met in a protracted meeting conducted   
by Bro. Willie George and the result was 25 added to the one body.           
                                                                             
                                    E.K.                                     
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The Church at Antioch met in a protracted meeting the first Sunday in July   
1909 conducted by Bro. Thompson with no visible results; only strengthening  
in the brethren.                                                             
                                                                             
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Bro. Brooks Stell meeting began __________ 1909 and the results was 6 added  
to the Church.                                                               
                                                                             
                                    E.K.                                     
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The Church at Antioch met in a protracted meeting held by Bro. R.W.          
Arrington beginning Saturday night before the first Sunday in July 1910 and  
continued over to the third Lord's day night with 14 con(fessions) &         
baptisms.                                                                    
                                                                             
                               Elijah Kelley                                 
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The Church at Antioch met in a protracted meeting the first Lord's day in    
July 1911 conducted by Bro. Thompson till the second Lord's day night with   
no additions.                                                                
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The Congregation came together in a meeting Sat. night before the first      
Sunday in July 1912; was conducted by Bro. Isaac Lambert. The meeting        
resulted in one addition and an interest among the brethren; continued over  
till the Sec(ond) Lord's day night.                                          
                                                                             
                                 A.R. Lamb                                   
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The Church of Christ met at Antioch Sat. night before the first Lord's day   
in Oct. 1912 in a protracted meeting. The meeting was conducted by Bro. C.F. 
Reece. It continued over till the next Lord's day night. Resulted in one     
addition and quite a lot of talking and reading among the Baptist.           
                                                                             
                                 A.R. Lamb                                   
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The Congregation came together at Antioch on Sat. night before the first     
Lord's day in July 1913 in a protracted meeting; continued for about fifteen 
days. Resulted in one addition by confession and baptism, several restored.  
A general meeting of the brethren and confessing their faults one to         
another; quite a lot of good done. The meeting was conducted by J.M.         
Lambert.                                                                     
                                                                             
In May 1913 Dr. B.S. Stokes and Docia became dissatisfied with their baptism 
and was baptized into the body of Christ by Bro. J.M. Lambert.               
                                                                             
                                 A.R. Lamb                                   
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The Congregation came together at Antioch on Sat. night before the first     
Lord's day in July 1914 in a protracted meeting; it continued over till      
(the) second Lord's day night; conducted by Bro. Jeff Reese of Center Point, 
Ark. Results, four additions, two by confession and baptism and two          
restored. Bro. Reese is a good preacher and a Christian gentleman and much   
and lasting good was manifested for the brethren and sisters in Christ.      
                                                                             
                                S.C. Kelley                                  
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On Sept. 6th 1914 the Congregation came together on Sunday night; preaching  
by Bro. Jeff Reese and five noble souls was saved; three were baptized the   
same night and two was restored; their names was Grady Alexander, Lige Lamb, 
Arlis McBride were baptized; Mack Trout and Mrs. Cora Hemby restored.        
                                                                             
                                S.C. Kelley                                  
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The Congregation came together at Antioch on Saturday night before the first 
Lord's day in July 1915 in a protracted meeting; it continued over till the  
third Lord's day night; conducted by Bro. Jeff Reece of Center Point, Ark.   
Results, 17 additions, 15 by baptism 2 restored.                             
                                                                             
Much good was manifested toward the Brothers and Sisters in Christ. Paid     
Bro. Jeff Reece $35.00 for his work.                                         
                                                                             
                             S.C. Kelley, Clerk                              
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The Congregation came together at Antioch Sat. night July 1st 1916 in a      
protracted meeting; it (was) conducted by Bro. R.W. Arrington (of) Stephens, 
Ark. Results, no additions although much good done. Paid him $42.25 for his  
work.                                                                        
                                                                             
                             S.C. Kelley, Clerk                              
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The Congregation came together (in) Sept., Sat. night (before) (and) 3(rd)   
Sun. in a protracted meeting; continued over one week; conducted by Bro.     
J.D. Borden of Delight, Ark; much good done. Two restored and three          
baptized. Paid him $5.00.                                                    
                                                                             
                             S.C. Kelley, Clerk                              
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Mary Kelly                                                                   
Jane Kelly                                                                   
Margret Craig                                                                
Emeline Buckner                                                              
Harriet Wesson Dead                                                          
Allice Kelley                                                                
Sarah Kelly                                                                  
John Lamb                                                                    
Johnson Lamb                                                                 
Jane Lamb                                                                    
L.J. Lamb                                                                    
S.J. Lamb                                                                    
Mallie Lamb                                                                  
Mira Lamb                                                                    
Martha Lamb                                                                  
C.B. Larvia                                                                  
E.S. Kelly                                                                   
S.J. Kelly Dismissed by Letter                                               
O.E. Kelly                                                                   
L.L. Kelly                                                                   
John McFaden                                                                 
Laura McLaughlin                                                          
A. McLaughlin                                                                
H.M. McLaughlin                                                              
Mary Rollins                                                                 
C.W. Threlkeld                                                               
E. Tarpley                                                                   
L. Tarpley                                                                   
Emiline Dixon Died Oct. 1892                                                 
J.A. Thomas                                                                  
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R.P. Threlkeld                                                               
M.C. Threlkeld                                                               
J.B. Wall                                                                    
G.B. Wood                                                                    
Vanner Wood                                                                  
F.B. Wilson Died Aug. 5th 1889 Pike Co., Ark.                                
M.L. Wilson                                                                  
John C. Wilson                                                               
Bettie Wilson                                                                
                                                                             
Job J. Wilson Withdrawn from First L.D. in March 1888                        
                                                                             
G.W. Reid                                                                    
J.S. Wingfield Dismissed by Letter                                           
                                                                             
Eliza Barrong Withdrawn from first L.D. in March 1888                        
Reinstated second L.D. in June 1888                                          
                                                                             
H.E. Bottoms                                                                 
Adline Bottoms                                                               
W.R.D. Barnet Dismissed by Letter withdrawn from in full                     
                                                                             
M.A. Barnet                                                                  
J.T. Barnet                                                                  
Ann Brown                                                                    
G.A. Bottoms Dismissed by Letter                                             
G.W. Barker                                                                  
                                                                             
Loucinda Parr went home to the Baptist in 1888 and forsaken                  
the name of her Lord                                                         
                                                                             
S.T. Cooper Died in 1889                                                     
M.E. Copeland                                                                
Martha Cooper                                                                
M.T. Cooper                                                                  
J.L. Cooper Withdrawn from in full                                           
Pinkney Cooper                                                               
Thomas Bottoms Dismissed by Letter                                           
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John Eorall                                                                  
Nancy Cooper                                                                 
W.H. Doss                                                                    
W.R. Doss                                                                    
J.R. Doss                                                                    
J.N. Dixon Died in Hot Springs                                               
James Dixon                                                                  
Margret Doss                                                                 
Nancy Dixon                                                                  
Benj. Dixon Died in 1888                                                     
P.W. Dixon                                                                   
Eliza Dossey                                                                 
T.F. Dossey                                                                  
Vanner Brown                                                                 
Sarah Doss                                                                   
J.L. Doss                                                                    
Mary Doss                                                                    
Margrey Doss                                                                 
Angie Doss                                                                   
Catie Dixon                                                                  
Alrilda Wall Died in 1900                                                    
W.R. Dossey Withdrawn from in full                                           
Rena Elkins                                                                  
Matilda Horten                                                               
Manda Hickey                                                                 
Eliza Baty                                                                   
Nancy Long                                                                   
                                                                             
Sallie Johnson moved to Clark Co., Ark. Married Odus Randles                 
                                                                             
Elizabeth Kely                                                               
G.N. Kelly Dismissed by letter                                               
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J.D. Kirkham                                                                 
John Kelly                                                                   
W.H. Kirkham                                                                 
Julia A. Kirkham Died in 1887                                                
L.J. Kelly Dismissed by Letter                                               
Mary Kirkham                                                                 
E.A. Kirkham                                                                 
E.M. Kirkham                                                                 
A.H. Kelly                                                                   
Nancy Kelly                                                                  
Giles Kelly                                                                  
Verner T. Wilson Married W.R. Doss                                           
W.C. Threlkeld                                                               
                                                                             
John Bottoms Withdrawn from Reinstated Aug. 1892                             
                                                                             
F.B. Barrong Withdrawn in full Reinstated July 14th 1894                     
                                                                             
Jonathan Lamb Withdrawn from                                                 
Dick Brown                                                                   
Sarah Kirkham Married John W. Bottoms                                        
Charlotte Doss                                                               
J.T. Dixon Withdrawn from in full                                            
J.E. Kirkham Withdrawn from in full                                          
E.T. Kelly Gone to the Baptists                                              
Gus Dossey Withdrawn from in full                                            
Cerry Dossey Wife of W.A. Lamb                                               
Bettie Dossey wife of George Edge                                            
Mary Bottoms                                                                 
Nettie Pierce Wife of M.R. Kelly                                             
                                                                             
John Kirkham Withdraw from in full Reinstate(d) Aug. 1893                    
                                                                             
M.J. Larvia                                                                  
William Lamb Withdrawn from                                                  
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Mary Kelly Married D.H. Parsons gone to the Methodist                        
                                                                             
Sallie Lamb Married John Bolen (Bolding) he died she                         
then married Charlie Copeland                                                
                                                                             
Charley Reid                                                                 
James Lamb Withdrawn from                                                    
                                                                             
Albert Emerson Withdrawn from Reinstated July 14th 1894                      
                                                                             
Rosa Kirkham Married Wat Watson He died She married Jim Key                  
                                                                             
Cate Reid Married B.D. Copeland                                              
Victoria Brown                                                               
E. Kelly                                                                     
J.R. Kirkham Dismissed by Letter                                             
Jeff Willis Moved off                                                        
Octava Lamb married Joe Dickanson                                            
Nancy Brown                                                                  
Victoria Brown                                                               
Eva Dickinson Died                                                           
                                                                             
Theodocia Kirkham Wife of J.D. Kirkham Dismissed                             
by Letter Dec. 17th 1902                                                     
                                                                             
Mrs. Cuningham                                                               
Nellie Kirkham                                                               
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Records of the Antioch Church of Christ 1885-1916, Delight, Arkansas.        
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