Enon Missionary Baptist

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Enon Missionary Baptist Church celebrated its 175th birthday Oct. 20
 with aspecial service at the church on Tyler Creek in Salt Rock.

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SALT ROCK Enon Missionary Baptist Church celebrated its 175th birthday
 Oct. 20 with a special service at the church on Tyler Creek in Salt Rock.

The church hosted nearly double its normal attendance with special singing,
preaching, food and fellowship. Pastor Chris Griffith led the services
 and the outpouring of emotion and testimony demonstrated
the heart of Enon to its many visitors.

The original church built of logs stood on or near the site of the present
structure. The earliest records of the church show that it was organized
 May 27, 1844. The first known pastor was the Rev. Benjamin L. Perry,
who is considered the father of Enon Baptist Church.

The church building built in 1844 was used by private and
subscription schools before and during the Civil War.

Through the years the need for a new, larger building for the
 congregation was evident, and the current structure was
 built in October 1948. Throughout the years the
 church has built onto its original structure
 to meet the needs of the growing church.

Enon continues to grow and held one of its largest
 vacation Bible school programs earlier this year.

The church doors are open at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. every Sunday
 and at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The church welcomes visitors.

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Note:  This Article and picture appeared in the Herald-Dispatch Newspaper on Nov. 3, 2019.

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