Nicholson Valley Christian Church



This church was known as the church "that faith built". In 1963 the members of the tiny congregation, which at the time numbered about 15 persons, were holding services at the abandoned Hickory Grove Schoolhouse, located about three miles north of the Dubois Cross Roads.

The congregation yearned for their own church structure but their own assets were only about $500. Finally Jasper Nicholson donated land on Highway 56, between Crystal and Hillham, and the project of building a sanctuary was started. Although no donations or gifts were solicited, when the new church building was started, over $11,000 had materialized from people of the area. An additional $2,000 was borrowed and the structure was finished and furnished for the dedication on Easter Sunday 1964.

In 1967, an $8,000; consisting of a new vestibule, bell tower, two Sunday School rooms and new stained glass windows were added. The congregation of 125 persons is interdenominational and the minister was Reverend Chester Beyers.


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