Gospel preacher listed on Ligon's Portraiture of Preachers of 1899.
Elder B. F. Querry (Primitive Baptist) vs. Elder W. H. Williams (Campbellite), at Lena, Indiana. Proposition affirmed by Elder Querry: "Does the Bible teach that God chose His people in Christ before the foundation of the world, and that Christ atoned for their sins, and they for whom He atoned will be saved?" Proposition affirmed by Elder Williams: "Does the Bible teach that faith, repentance and baptism are necessary conditions to be performed by the alien sinner in order to eternal life?"
Elder John R. Daily (Primitive Baptist) vs. Elder W. H. Williams (Campbellite), at New Maysville, Putnam Co., Indiana. The propositions were as follows: 1. The church of which I, W. H. Williams, am a member, was founded by Christ and his apostles, and has existed on earth ever since. 2. The church of which I, John R. Daily, am a member, was founded by Christ, and has existed on earth ever since.
Reverend W. H. Williams of the Christian Church first conducted religious services in Jackson Township at the home of Samuel Wolverton. In 1878 or 1879 Mr. and Mrs. Wolverton donated a lot, and built a house on their farm for church purposes. Reverend Williams, the first pastor, continued his services until 1887, when he was succeeded by Ezekiel Wright. Several years later the society was discontinued. The largest membership was twenty-five. Samuel, Caleb, and Isaac Wolverton and their families were all members of this church. The house was named Union, but three religious denominations used it. It is still standing and is used only for funerals.
A Christian society was organized and a house built at Lena in 1872. Reverend G. C. Price, of Catlin, was the first pastor, and Reverend W. H. Williams, the second, who served from 1878 to 1883. Reverend W. H. Brown succeeded him, and in 1892 Mr. Williams returned to Lena to resume his church work there. During this time the church membership reached one hundred fifty. He continued until 1921, when he retired and moved to Brazil, Indiana, where he now resides. He is frequently called to conduct funeral services. [Parke County Indiania].
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