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History of the Church of God of Coldwater, Michigan, 1949


Scope and Contents

Letter contains information on Charles Eldrige (pastor in Borlington) conducting meetings in private homes in Coldwater. Letter than describes tent meetings held in 1895 with J. L. Pike and a person of color pastor only identified with the last name 'Smith.' During this meeting, Nina Smith (no connection to previous Smith) was converted to Christianity and began ministry in her home as well as Sister Olmstead. Letter continues stating various ministers went to Coldwater to conduct meetings, with meetings in 1895 were held in the Hatmaker schoolhouse and tent meetings conducted by J. N. Howard and Edward Ellis in 1904. Letter returns to Nina Smith as she moved and her organized efforts ceased for many years after but were renewed to begin a church in Coldwater in 1946, listing the possibility as this being the beginning of a CHOG organization.


  • Creation: 1949



1 Sheets

Language of Materials

From the Series: English

Repository Details

Part of the Anderson University and Church of God Archives Repository

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