Brazeau Presbyterian Church

Brazeau Presbyterian Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church located in Brazeau, Missouri.

Brazeau Presbyterian Church
Brazeau Presbyterian Church building
Brazeau Presbyterian Church is located in Missouri
Brazeau Presbyterian Church
37°39′40″N 89°39′10″W / 37.66111°N 89.65278°W / 37.66111; -89.65278
Location106 Church Ln., Brazeau, Missouri, 63737-8701
CountryUnited States
DenominationEvangelical Presbyterian Church
FoundedAugust 2,  1819 (1819-08-02)
Founder(s)David Tenney
Consecratedcurrent building: 1854
PresbyteryMid-America Presbytery

History edit

The history of the church begins with English and Scots-Irish Presbyterian settlers from Rowan, Iredell, Cabarrus, and Mecklenburg counties in North Carolina, and they settled Brazeau in 1817.[1] The church was established in 1819 by David Tenney and had 20 members,[2] with services held in a small log cabin. In 1833, after a fire destroyed the log cabin church, a new frame church was built to replace the previous church. In 1851, a new brick church was planned and, after several difficulties, was completed in 1854. The church had two entry doors equally spaced on the front - one for women, and one for men; on the inside, there are two pairs of stairs, 4 feet wide, going up to the gallery. The church is topped by a six-sided belfry. There were three window bays on each side of the church. The first parsonage was constructed in 1857, the second one in 1906. In 1964, the church merged with two other denominations to become the United Christian Cooperative Parish. P.O. 1879-date.[3] Membership peaked at around 200 in the 1880s, but dissension caused a reorganization in 1890 which resulted in only 60 members remaining. However, by 1894 its membership had risen to 100 members [4][5]

Congregation edit

Brazeau Presbyterian Church is a member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, and is organized within the Presbytery of Mid-America. The position of pastor is currently held by Christopher Seah.[6]

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References edit

  1. ^ Walter A. Schroeder (2002). Opening the Ozarks: A Historical Geography of Missouri's Ste. Genevieve District, 1760-1830. ISBN 9780826263063.
  2. ^ Douglass, Robert Sidney (1912-01-01). History of Southeast Missouri: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 488. history%20first%20presbyterian%20perryville%20missouri.
  3. ^ Brazeau Presbyterian Church, "Mississippi Valley Architecture - Brazeau". Archived from the original on 2013-08-25. Retrieved 2014-03-24.
  4. ^ The State Historical Society of Missouri Archived 2013-11-05 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Brazeau Presbyterian Church (Brazeau, Mo.) (1970). A History of the Brazeau Presbyterian Church: Brazeau, Missouri, 1819-1970. ISBN 9780826263063.
  6. ^ Evangelical Presbyterian Church Archived 2014-03-24 at the Wayback Machine