History Leaves of the Methodist Tree – September 2018

History Leaves of the Methodist Tree
Compiled by Johnny Cordell
September 2018

This is the final article in regards to circuit riders and ministers that served this community (Chapel Hill today) since 1807.  This final list begins in 1884, and continues to the present day.  In 1884, Chapel Hill Church became part of the Dunlap Circuit which included Dunlap Methodist and Welch’s Chapel Methodist.  In 1954, Dunlap Methodist became a station and Chapel Hill and Welch’s Chapel became a dual circuit. In 1968, Chapel Hill became a station.

 

1884-86                           

W. C. Farris

1929                       

A. B. Hunter

1887                               

J. A. Sronce                  

1930-33                       

J. W. Hammer

1888-89                         

F. Alexander

1934-35                      

H. B. Brown

1890

W. E. Bailey

1936-37

A. C. Wright

1891

John Alley

1938-39

C. W. Taylor

1892-93

John Woosley, John Alley

1940

F. H. Casy

1894-95

C. M. James

1941-42

H. N. Barker

1895

John Alley

1943-45

O. R. Tarwater, Jr.

1896-97

H. C. Clemons

1946-48

C. E. Tremtham

1898

F. A. Treadgill

1949-1951

D. Carmack Morris

1899

S. S. Carton, Jr., E. Spring

1952-53

Virgil N. Nale

1900-01

J. B. McAllister

1954-58

J. P. Ramsey

1902

W. W. Newberry

1959-60

Robert A. Boy

1903

S. A. Douglas

1961-64

Brian H. Green, Jr.

1904

J. A. Greening

1965-69

Malcolm Jollay

1905-08

J. W. Carnes

1970

David Mason

1909-11

J. L. Griffith

1971-72

Kenneth Whittaker

1912

H. B. Wilson

1973-77

Alden Nichols

1913-14

W. D. Farmer

1977-81

Ray Tumlin

1915

C. A. Pangle

1981-85

Bob Sutherland

1916-18

C. T. Gray

1985-89

Bob Powers

1919-20

O. C. Wright

1989-91

Charles Copeland

1921

R. L. Evans

1991-95

Bob Lorrance

1922

R. T. Houts

1995-98

Mike Teague

1923

J. C. Spurlin

1998-02

Don Everhart

1924

J. M. Putnam

2002-18

Tom Tucker

1925-28

E. L. McConnell

2018-?

Jared G. Wood                         

These ministers and dates may not be 100% accurate.  If you find an error, please let me know so I can correct the list for future generations.

Sources:                          
Edna Jackson “Chapel Hill     
Isaac Thomas Peacock “History of Methodism in the Holston Conference”
Mary Thomas Peacock “The Circuit Riders and Those Who Followed”
Rev. Roy Howard, past president of Holston Historical Society, TN
Jim Douthat, Editor of Mountain Press, Signal Mountain

Next month’s question: After the close of the Civil War, the oldest minister in the conference was appointed to manage the reorganization of Southern Methodist Churches from Ashville, NC to Chattanooga, TN.  He went further and stpent time in reorganizing the Methodists in his own community of Henniger’s Chapel/Chapel Hill.  Who was the venerable and iconic minister?