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Howse Baptist Church, 770 Howse Church Rd
Atwood, TN 38220, (731) 662-7489

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In 1992, under the leadership of Dr. Billy Murphy, the church renovated the existing building increasing the seating in the sanctuary with space for 110 to 150 people.  The church also added approximately 5,700 sq. ft. for an Office, Fellowship Hall and Sunday School classrooms.  The addition was constructed by volunteers from the church and mission crews from Minden and Mt. Enterprise, Texas. The guest builders were part of a group from Texas known as Volunteer Christian Builders.  The brick were also laid using volunteers with church members providing help in handling bricks, mortar and cleanup duties.  At the time of this new construction, the church was averaging 80 people in Sunday School and 110 in worship.
On August 26, 1993, the church burned after lightning struck the steeple.  Within two weeks, the congregation of Atwood's Cumberland Presbyterian Church graciously invited our congregation to meet at their church (they were without a pastor) until the church building was rebuilt.  They asked to have only one Sunday School classroom and Howse church people to use remainder of their facilities.


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Fire damage

In July 1994, the congregation moved into the present facilities. During the months of reconstruction, many close friendships were formed and 5 local churches began meeting in joint services usually twice per year.  (THIS WAS DISCONTINUED IN 2015 OR 2016.  MOST CHURCHES HAVE CHANGED PASTORS AND/OR HAVE NO PASTOR AND/OR VERY LOW ATTENDANCE, THEREFORE SOME CHURCHES CHOSE TO WITHDRAW FROM THIS PRACTICE.)   The participating churches were as follows:

  • Christ's Chapel Church
  • Cumberland Presbyterian Church
  • First Baptist Church
  • Howse Baptist Church
  • United Methodist Church
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    Fellowship Hall
    Last updated: May 20, 2017   2350 CDST        

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