November 15, 2009

The special dedication services began with Bro. Dale Johnson extending a welcome to friends from Turkey Creek, Pine Prairie, Alexandria, Oakdale, Glenmora, and Jennings. The newly constructed building was full as opening prayer was led by Bro. James Bowden. Bro. Mike Fontenot led a communion hymn which was followed by communion.

Bro. Danny Broussard & Bro. Mike Fontenot continued with singing many favorite gospel hymns of praise. The minister, Bro. Dillard Fontenot, spoke first on the history of the congregation which had its beginning in 1955 when a group of Christians from the Turkey Creek Church of Christ felt led of the Lord to begin the work holding Bible classes in homes and also a tent revival was held in the home of Charlie & Molly Reeves’ house. With encouragement from Bro. Stan Broussard, Bro. James Roberts became the full time minister.

On July 17, 1961 property was bought and work began on a building. About a year later, the first Sunday service was held. Over time, the church bought more property next door to the church from a Mr. Saunders. This came after much prayer asking the Lord’s guidance and direction.

Plans were drawn up and the search was on for a building contractor. Bro. Rigsby Peters, a member of the Lecompte Church, stepped forward and agreed to build the new building.

Here we are today, November 15, 2009, to formally dedicate this building and the church that meets here to the Lord. May this building always be called a house of prayer.

A second speaker was Bro. Stan Broussard remembering the old days and how it all got started in Lecompte. He was followed by Bro. Jack Harris from the Jennings Christian Church who spoke that it was by the grace of God.

An appropriate conclusion to the dedication service was the hymn “How Great Thou Art” led by Bro. Mike Fontenot and closing prayer led by Bro. Charlie Hoyt. Refreshments were served in the kitchen next door and everyone had a good time of Christian fellowship. Approximate attendance was about one hundred people.