Church of God history mentioning Rev. Rome Brous
allocations it to Church of God Is Organized in 191? The history of the Church of God in Paris can definitely he traced to a revival campaign conducted in the summer of 1917 by Kvnngc- lists Bralcy. Scarborough, and Asher Asher on the lot of the corner of 6th Sli and Jackson Sis. From the converts of this revival came the H charter members of the Church of Gnd, who included the late Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hoi- comb, whose daughters. Mrs. Asher Asher CarsUrphcn and Mrs. Ernest Johnston are still members of the local church. The only known surviving surviving charier members are Henry Howie, Anlmore. Okla., and A, T. Sillcwood of Oregon. The first services of the church were held in a small mission \n Norihwesl Paris. Later a labenm- cle with living quarters for llic paslnr was built on 12th SW between Konham and \V. Kaufman Sis. Serving Serving the church during Hi is period as its first pastor was the lU v v. If. N. Sfotfgins. who later became slale overseer for Churches of (Sod ill Texas. Ho is now retired and lives with his family in Kl Dorado, Ark. After fire destroyed the tabernacle tabernacle in 193ft, the Hcv. Rome Brous of Oklahoma was sent to Paris as pastor and the Cherry Street Mission Mission allowed use of its building for Churcli of God services until the new building was completed. The sumo year a parsonitgo was purchased purchased at 13G5 \V. Austin St.. which is still in use. Other pastors followed (he Kev. THE PARIS NEWS, MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 195! — Hrous, including the Ttov. L. A. Hakcr, iiiider whose pastorate plans were begun for n now church. Plans were completed under under the Rev. Travis J. Melton and •i lot was purchased on the corner «f Bonhnni and 14th N\V Sts. where Ihe new church building was crcct- etl. Tiio first services were held iUiei'o aim- 12. 194G. Final payment on I. e church was made in May, 1850. wilh the Rev. K. O. Kerce, slate overseer, dedicating the building. In rpeent years pastors of the church have included the Revs. Simnis. Messer, and thu present pastor, Maynard G. Swart. , Dm-uif! 1050, all previous Sunday School attendance records have horn broken with an average attendance attendance of 200. Twenty-five new I members have been added to the i church; dally prayer services j held; ml an active Missionary Circle, Young People's Endeavor, and Ladies Willing Workers have carried out their part o£ the church's program. The budget for 1950 is about 37,000, which includes a substantial gift to Lee College in Cleveland, Tenn., foreign and state missions, old age ministers fund, and local revivals. Mustn't Touch TORONTO «l — Eggs laid by liens in the poultry exhibit at the Royal Winter Fair- aren't to be casually picked up. They're boiled lo prevent unauthorized persons using them for hatching purposes. Then mostly used for feed.