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In January 1941, Burley Buckhannon rented the old Bowen Drugstore on Broadway Ave. in South Parkersburg to hold a 3 week revival.  The revival was such a success that the people decided to continue to rent the building in order to have Sunday services.  On February 8, 1941 the Broadway Gospel Mission church was formed under the leadership of Rev. Lawrence Province.

On March 9, 1944 the church, after much growth, purchased a city lot for $600.00 on Shady Avenue, which is now 14th Avenue.  Volunteers cleared the brush off of the lot in preparation to put a building on site for church services.  The trustees purchased an abandoned church building near Ravenswood, WV for $125.00.  The building was dismantled and then reassembled on Shady Avenue.  The church was dedicated for use on January 28, 1945.


On October 2, 1974 a fire broke out in the basement of the church leaving it unusable.  The building was torn down and plans to build a new church had begun.  The new church was built and dedicated by Pastor Hayward Gribble on September 21, 1975.  During these trying times the church often said, “Let the church roll on”.  And they did!!




Over the years the church has acquired multiple properties to accommodate our growth.  Because of this the church has been able to add Parking Lots, Fellowship Hall and our Teen Center.  The church is still rolling on.