Saint Stephen's Methodist

  • Demonination: Methodist
  • Pastor: W.A Witherspoon
  • Race/Ethnicity: African-American
  • County: Okeechobee
  • City: Okeechobee
  • Date: 1921

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Saint Stephen's Methodist

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W.P.A. Form 20 HR

Worker’s Full Name: David E. Martin
Date: 9/14/37

[added note] County record [end note]
[added note] 752 [end note]

WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION
SURVEY OF STATE AND LOCAL HISTORICAL RECORDS: 1936

Name of State: Florida
HISTORICAL RECORDS SURVEY

CHURCH RECORDS FORM

1. County: Okeechobee
City or town: Okeechobee

2. Name of church: Saint Stephens Methodist
Street address: Colored town

3. Denomination: Negro (Methodist African Methodist Episcopal)
Date organized: 1921, no record of first meeting.

4. Date of lapse, if now defunct: None

5. Information as to previous buildings:

Original held meetings in a small wood building located at McNeil’s turpentine still; moved to present location 1925.

6. Date present building dedicated or consecrated: 1925
Rebuilt: 1925

7. Architecture, bells, inscriptions, special features of building:

Has bell; common wood building throughout. No special features.

8. First settled clergyman: W.A. Witherspoon
Tenure: 1921-1925
[added note] Rev. Woods, 1932 present pastor. [end note]
Education Background: Unknown

9. Minute books (By years, volumes, file boxes, etc.):

1921-1924; 1925--, these vols. are kept at the home of the secretary in colored town.

10. Register books of baptisms, confirmations, marriages, members, deaths:

1921--; register of baptisms and members, no record of marriages or deaths. Kept by the secretary at his home in Colored town.