Lake Providence MB Church
Upon the home going of Rev. S.H. Simpson, Lake Providence called her own son, the Reverend H. Bruce Maxwell to the pastorate. He was installed and licensed to preach on November 14, 1976. Since this grandiose event, our church family has been blessed with an upsurge of growth. On November 13, 1988, a groundbreaking ceremony was held, and the construction of a new edifice began. On the fourth Sunday in October 1989, construction was completed, and the congregation that was led by Pastor Maxwell marched from the parking lot into the 4506 Nolensville Road location.
The blessings of the Lord have truly been with this congregation enabling us to retire the debt occasioned by the 1988 construction in half of the allotted time. On July 23, 1995, a Mortgage Burning Ceremony was held to commemorate satisfaction of that debt.
Over the past four years, a Building Committee was appointed to develop plans to address the continued growth of the ministry. The Committee’s initial charge was to develop plans for enlarging the current edifice. In anticipation of this addition, several parcels of land were purchased to accomplish this goal. As the Committee began to seriously explore augmenting the current facility, it became quite clear that challenges associated with the existing site would make any substantive expansion unfeasible. The church family was polled to determine their preference and voted overwhelmingly to relocate. The Building Committee, empowered with this charge, began the difficult task of locating suitable property to erect a worship edifice. After much prayer, the Building Committee identified 36 acres of land approximately two miles south of the past edifice, and presented this property to the congregation as the future site of Lake Providence.
With the completion of this new building dedicated to God, it is apparent that Lake Providence still practices the principle on which it was founded: “Through Christ All Things Are Possible.”
Today, as we reflect on our great heritage, we should rededicate ourselves to serving the Lord, for without Him, our ancestors would not have been able to sustain the struggles, hardships, and other adversities that confronted them during these emerging years.