Spiritual Life

Spiritual Life

Photo Credit: Photo by Black History Research Committee of Henderson County

Spiritual Life

Call on the Lord, a video recording by Rev. Odell Suber Jr.

Rev. Odell Suber Jr. made this amazing recording for Hendersonville's 2021 Martin Luther King Day celebration.   Because of the Covid pandemic, the ...
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Shaw’s Creek African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church – Logan’s Chapel

Freed slaves started Henderson County’s oldest African-American congregation in 1865 in Horseshoe. Shaw’s Creek African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church - ...
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Mud Creek Missionary Baptist Church

Freed slaves founded Mud Creek Baptist Church in 1868. https://www.blueridgenow.com/news/20190512/beyond-banks-little-mud-creek-church ...
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St. Paul Tabernacle AME Zion Church

St. Paul AME Zion Church was founded in 1880, making it one of the oldest Black churches in Henderson County ...
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Star of Bethel Baptist Church Article

Star of Bethel Church was founded in 1873.  Membership has dwindled since its heyday in the 1950’s.  https://www.blueridgenow.com/news/20190216/historic-black-church-looks-at-future-even-as-membership-shrinks ...
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Standford Chapel

After the church moved from Edwards Mountain to Salisbury Road in Edneyville, there was dispute over who owned the old ...
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Mud Creek Missionary Baptist Association

A  fourteen acre assembly ground with eleven buildings in East Flat Rock provided a training and social venue for members ...
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Mud Creek Missionary Baptist Church’s Struggle to Survive

The church’s dwindling membership has caused financial challenges.  https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-2002-07-21-0207210176-story.html ...
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Logan Community Chapel

Logan Community Chapel was founded by freed slaves in 1865.   https://www.blueridgenow.com/news/20170212/nonprofit-aims-to-preserve-logan-community-chapel ...
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1865-1900 Overview

After the Civil War Freed slaves settled in several communities throughout Henderson County.  These communities were centered around Black churches ...
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