Our History

For the 2013 Heritage Day Celebration a book of our 30+ years since charter in 1980 was prepared and printed for purchase. It documents our past in over 150 pictures and graphics divided into four decades called:

     The First Decade: Charter & Construction

          Pastor Robert A. Moore

          Pastor Claude Wilson Keenam

     The Second Decade: Change & Growth

          Pastor: Cathy Adkins Allen

          Interim Pastor Langdon Howard Garrison, Jr.

          Pastor Gene Armon May

     The Third Decade: Stability & Service

          Pastor James A. Belcher

     The Fourth Decade: Renewal & Revival

          Pastor Daniel W. Randall

From Jane Harper: At first I thought the history would be just a few page summary, but as a group of us started organizing a large box of pictures and I looked through the scrap books that had been put together from the very beginning of the church, I realized what a unique history there was. I had a few of the founders and members who were there through the formation and all the construction. If not done now, much would be lost. As I said in the end of the book, remembrances differ, but we eventually came into agreement through pictures, news articles, bulletins, etc. that had been saved.


*History of Lillian UMC Booklet