Paradise Methodist Episcopal Church

  • Demonination: Methodist
  • Pastor: J.F. Sanchez
  • Race/Ethnicity: African-American
  • County: Alachua
  • City: Alachua
  • Established: 1875

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Paradise Methodist Episcopal Church

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PARADISE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, c1875--. Alachua, Alachua County.

Constituted c1875. Services in small, frame house, 1 ˝ mile north of present site, until 1885, then frame building, Newnansville, until present, white, T shape, Meeting-house type, frame structure, with belfry, erected 1905-1907, first services c1905, additions 1907.

First settled pastor, Rev. Thos. Holsendorf, c1875. Education unknown. Present pastor, Rev. J.F. Sanches, 1940--, Ocala: Gammon Theological Seminary, Atlanta, Georgia. See historical sketch, "Biography of Alex. Debose," 1832-1907, by Eugene DeBose, 1907, published by Pepper Printing Company, Gainesville, 1907, 75 pp. custody of Bill Strong, Otter Creek.

LEDGER (CHURCH RECORD), 1933--, 2 vols. Showing minutes of meetings, membership roll, officers, financial records. 1 vol. 1937--, custody of clerk. Mr. M.M. Hurst, Alachua.

(SUNDAY SCHOOL RECORD), 1897-1900, 1931--, 2 vols. Title varies: NEWNANSVILLE, 1897-1900, 1 vol.: THE OFFICIAL RECORD FOR THE SUNDAY SCHOOL, 1931--, 1 vol. Showing officers, teachers, pupils, attendance and financial record.

(CHRISTIAN HOME SOCIETY RECORD), 1900-05, discontinued, 1 vol. Showing officers, teachers, pupils, attendance, financial record.