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the home, which means seven dollars
per month. (This Layman's Association
was organized in February, when
three of us returned from the big convention
in Charlotte and has been
regularly kept up by the men ever
I was now too tired and too near
homo to think much more. But I
couldn't help but wishing that every
person who has had a hand in supporting
this work could have seen
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Banner Elk, N. C.
THE I jESTER MEMORIAE CHURCH,
In South Christian County is an
illustration of what one layman may
accomplish for an un-Presbyterian
The beginning of things Presbyterian
here was about 1884, after the
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For catalogue or further Information, a
ntlftlDENT H. T. GRAHAM, D. D.,
return from the Southwestern Presbyterian
University of Mr. Charles E.
Barker to his fathers home, Glenburnie.
Deeply impressed at Southwestern
Presbyterian University by
Kev. J. W. Lupton, Professor Coffman
and Dr. Shearer, Mr. Barker became a
convinced Presbyterian and desirous
of Presbyterian preaching when he returned
to Kentucky. Rev. J. W. Lupton,
the Clarksville pastor, was se
tuicu iui ucuusiunui preacoing ai
Iiethel, a Southern Methodist church,
live or six miles from Glenburnle. Rev.
Dr. Price was engaged likewise for services
there and at "Euergesia," a
neighboring Disciples' church. Mr.
Barker roofed and repaired "Euergesia"
on condition that Presbyterians
might hold stated services in it. Rev.
P. L. Leeper was secured for a protracted
meeting and the cause was
strengthened and a number of members
were received into the Disciples'
Church. Dr. Price and Rev. R. A.
Webb, D. D., preached occasionally at
Chapel Hill Southern Methodist
church, a few miles away. Eater, at
Dr. Webb's suggestion, the services
were continued at a very small schoolhouse
near Mr. Barker's home,
"Wheatlands," where the present
church building stands.
A man of God from Second church,
PntoroKlircr Vircrinln D T7I
Lester, removed to Kentucky in 1890
and made his home with his son-inlaw,
Mr. Barker. Mr. Lester was practically
a home missionary, whose conversation,
godly walk, catechising and
homilies as he mingled with his
friends and neighbors, preached Christ
daily. Rev. L. O. Spencer held a meeting
in the little schoolhouse, and Muhlenburg
Presbytery meeting at Owensboro
took steps for the organization of
a church. The Commission, Rev. W.
L. Nourse, Rev. William Irvine, Rev.
C. P. Bell and Elder J. M. Dennis, on
May 1, 1904, organized the church and
called it the Lester Memorial, after
the godly man so much revered for his
saintly walk and work in tlie community.
The sixteen charter members were
Mrs. Virginia S. Lester, R. H. Kelly,
Dr. and Mrs. J. P. Peyton, Miss Katie
Peyton, J. H. Stephens, J. T. Hill, Miss
Sallie Baynliam, Mrs. H. P. Rives, Mr.
Stanley M. Viser, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
E. Barker and their children, Prank
Barker and Misses Virginia and Mary
Barker, and Mr. Porter K. Peyton.
The first session was Messrs. R. H.
Kelly, J. T. Hill and Charles E. Barker.
Mr. Porter K. Peyton was the
Rev. Dr. Nourse, pastor in Hopkinsville,
gave the new organization a
monthly service and interest grew
until the community, joined in erecting
the present attractive house of
worship on a lot given by Dr. and Mrs.
), Christian community, easily aooessable
elor of Divinity in five years,
but encourages a reasonable amount of
dent, Clarkvllle, Tenn.
p*s in Theology, Arte, Pedagogy and PhUoaophy. Of
Workers, f.aay Payments. Catalog,
dney College 1,15
one. High standards and thorough work.
. delightful climate. Beautiful and extensive
i dormitory equipped with every modern
baths, eto. Fourteen unit entrance require
. A., B. Lit. The one hundred and fortieth
lN of the south.
Allen and Mr. and Mrs. Barker. Tbe
Building Committee, the three members
ot the session, was supported by
members of other churches, and by
November 20, 1904, the house was
ready for dedication, free of debt. Dr.
H. A. Webb's sermon on that occasion
was a most masterly piece of Christian
A C?kU?4U * 1 " *
n. oauuaiu bvuuui, iiivergreen, nas
been maintained from the first, with
Ruling Elders Kelly and Barker in
Regular services were held by Dr.
Nourse on first, fourth and fifth Sabbaths
until his death, February 4,
1910. He was a great Calvinistic expounder
of the word, whose name is
held in highest esteem here and at
Franklin, Ky., where he did his last
Messrs. Frank C. Kelly, William It.
Dudley and C. E. Barker were, on
April 3, 1910, recommended for trustees
of the property, and Messrs. Dudley
and Kelly were ordained as deacons
November 6, 1910, and Mr. James E.
Stephens March 7, 1915. Mrs. Virginia
S. Lester gave the church an organ
and was the first organist. The church
has been evangelistic from the first.
Important protracted meetings have
been held by Rev. L. O. Spencer, Rev.
E. E. Smith, Rev. G. W. Belk, Rev.
C. H. H. Branch and others. A Mission
Sunday-school is superintended
by Deacon J. E." Stephens at Lunder
man s scnooinouse.
In the churchyard attracting the
attention of the passerby stands a
board showing the church calendai
and bearing the inscription, "Christ
Jesus came into the world to save sinners."
The Liester Memorial Church.
From March 13, 1910, to August 29,
1915, stated services were held by Dr. ,
Sommerville, of the Southwestern
Presbyterian University. Since its
organization in 1904 there have been
thirty-six baptisms, thirty-one added
by letter; two elders, and many members
have been furnished to city
churches. Possibly the best work this
church has done has been its stimulus
to neighboring churches, arousing
them to their responsibilities and
forcing them to improve and progress.
In the past six years the offerings have
been more than doubled; an acetylene 1
gas plant has been installed; the (
church has been painted and other im- 1
provements made. 1
This church took an active part in
putting Rev. G. W. Belk, of North
Carolina, in the evangelistic work, in
this Presbytery. Mr. Barker was
chairman of the committee to secure
the funds, employ the man and put
him to work and in getting Mr. Belk
no mistake was made, as Mr. Belk's
work was eminently satisfactory and (
a great blessing to Muhlenburg Presbytery.
This church is now urging the
union of Paducah and Muhlenburg
Presbyteries in order Jointly to renew
this evangelistic work in this larger
and stronger field.
Such is one result of the denominational
Charles W. Sommerville.
SPLENDID PROGRESS AT OGLE.
Ry Rev. Tliornweli Jacobs, D. D.
It is with the keenest sense of
gratitude toward our Presbyterian ]
ministers and their generous people ,
that I take this opportunity of thanking
them for having made the year
1915 perhaps the greatest year in the
history of Oglethorpe University.
In spite of the adverse influence of
the most terrible war the world has ?
ever known, our Presbyterian ministers
have thrown open the doors of
their churches In order that their people
might hear the Oglethorpe Story
and the results have been simply marvelous.
Their contributions and sub
scriptions total almost $100,000.00
tor the year 1915 with Dr. Clark's
great church at Greensboro, North
Carolina, leading the list. On the
Sabbath that the story was told In
his pulpit the contributions of Presbyterians
in his city amounted to over
$11,000.00. This was made possible
largely by the liberality of Mrs. James
Woodrow, wife of one of the most
distinguished of old Oglethorpe's professors.
It was the year 1915, also, which
saw the amazing gift of over $4,000
from Franklin, Tenn., and approximately
the same amount from Dr.
Curry's great church at Memphis. It
included, also, cities and villages in
every State in the South from little
Stockbridge with twenty-four members,
who gave $1,000, up to the largest
churches of our Assembly.
The year closes with the assets of
Oglethorpe University totalling over
$625,000.00, which represents less
than four years' work, and which, as
we all know, has been made possible
by the gentle blessing of God upon
me enorts or our pastors and their
Oglethorpe University will open its
doors in the fall of 1916 with the
freshmen class of the schools of arts,
Bcience, literature and journalism, engineering,
architecture and commerce.
Certain post-graduate courses, also,
leading to the master's and doctor's
degrees will be offered, beginning at
that time. In succeeding years professional
departments will be established
and Southern Presbyterianism
will at last have the dream of her
wisest and best men for a half century.
I emphasize again our gratitude
to our ministers, whose desire to see
their Church again at the forefront of
higher education, has made it possible
for the story of our most unusual
success to be written. While, of
course, our Presbyterian people could
be reached in other ways, yet the
proper avenue is through the pulpits
which their faith and vision have
prompted them to open to the Oglethorpe
Appointments for 1916 are coming
to us with gratifying promptness. The
Oglethorpe Story will be carried into
every church in the Assembly before
the campaign is over.
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nuin ww me lilBl UUllUlUg OI me
institution, which is believed to be
the handsomest and most commodious
under the control of Presbyterianism
in the South, continues steadily. It
will be ready for use in the fall of
CORRESPONDENCE BIBLE STUDY.
The facilities that are offered by
the mails have developed a very important
by correspondence. It is only within
recent years that this method has had
any notice, but in these years it has
grown until it has forced recognition
by educators all over the land.
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i it is uic hiuu ui icacamg nas Deen
taken up by some of the great Bible
Reboots in the country because of the
countless calls made for Bible instruction
on the part of persons who cannot
attend these schools. Notably
among these is the Moody Bible Institute
of Chicago, which has a correspondence
organised, and which in very recent
jrears has had a very remarkable
growth, the last year giving 1,368
new students. The total number of
students under Instruction In this department
durlnp the year was more
Come unto me. all ye that labor and
are heavy laden, and I will give you
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