Volume III Records, 1913-1927

Mt. Olive Baptist Church Jan. 1913.  Church met in conference after preaching servises by Brother L. E. Holt   called for reading of minute which was adopted as read.  Called for unfinished business not any   called for new business not any   moved that adjourn untill our regular meeting day

                                                            L. E. Holt Mod.

                                                            G. T. Riley Ch. Clerk

Mt. Olive Baptist Church Feb. 24 1913…  Sunday Feb. 25 conference met and elected Brother J. V. B. Stone and Brother Sullivan to see about misconduct.  Taken up collection for home mission which was $25…

                                                            L. E. Holt Mod.

                                                            G. T. Riley Ch Clerk.

Mt. Olive Church met March 26th – 1913…  Bro. Chas. Slocum, Robert Linder, and Thad Douglas made acknowledgement for unchristian conduct.  It was moved that the church bare with them and the church granted Bro. Robert Linder a letter of dismission…

                                                            L. E. Hold Mod.

                                                            Geo. T. Riley Ch. Clk.

April, May, June minutes deleted

Mt. Olive Church met in conference July 26/1913…  It was moved that we withdraw fellow ship from Sister Minnie Murphy after hearing the report of the committie…Was continued until August 1913 recieved two for baptism namely Br. Sim Hudson and Bro. Jim Ellingburg

                                                            Bro. L. E. Holt Mod

                                                            G T Riley Church Clerk

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August and September minutes deleted

Mt Olive Church October 1913…  Election of pastor resulted in electing Bro. Willis unamiously for associational year

                                                            T. D. Douglass Mod.

                                                            G. T. Riley C. C.

November and December minutes deleted

Mt Olive Church Jan. 1914   After preaching services by Brother Willis church met in conference called for the reading of the minute which was adopted as read called for unfinished business not any called for new business not any  Moved to adjourn.

                                                            Bro. Willis Mod.

                                                            G. T. Riley C. C.

February, March, April, May and June minutes deleted

Mt Olive church July 1914  After preaching services by Brother Willis church met in conference…  During meeting we received three members.  Sister Susie Williams  Myrtis Sullivan and William Williams.

                                                            G. T. Riley C. C.

                                                            R J Willis Mod.

August deleted

Mt Olive Church Sept 1914.  After preaching services by Brother R. J. Willis church met in conference…  Went into election of pastor in which Brother D. R. Dunham was unamiously elected… letter to association was adopted as read…

                                                            G. T. Riley C. C.

                                                            R. J. Willis Mod.

Mt Olive Church Oct 1914.  After preaching services by Brother D. R. Durham church met in conference…  moved to adjourn.

                                                            G. T. Riley C. C.

                                                            D. R. Dunham Mod.

November and December minutes deleted

Mt Olive Church Jan. 1915  Church met in conference after preaching services by Brother D. R. Dunham    adopted letter as read moved to adjourn

                                                            G. T. Riley C. C.

                                                            D. R. Dunham Mod.

No minute of February

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March minutes deleted

Mt Olive Church, April 24, 1915.  Church met in conference after preaching services by Bro. D. R. Dunham…  On the following Sunday April 25th after preaching services taken up collection for home and foreign mission which was $10.35.

                                                            Bro. D. R. Dunham Mod

                                                            G. T. Riley Ch. Clerk

Mt Olive Church May 23 1915  Church met in conference after preaching services by Bro. D. R. Dunham… Moved for a committe appointed to see Bro. Jesse Thomas which were Brothers Dave Williamson, J. V. B. Stone and G. T. Riley.  Sunday Bro. I Ceum Burchfield and Wife  united with the church by letter…

                                                            Bro. D. R. Dunham Mod.

                                                            G. T. Riley Church Clerk

Mt Olive Church June 27, 1915.  After preaching services by Bro D. R. Denham church met in conference…  Moved and second that we withdraw fellow ship from Jesse Thomas, taken up collection for ministreal Education which was $5.00…

                                                            Bro. Dunham Mod.

                                                            G. T. Riley Ch. clerk

July minutes deleted

Mt Olive Church August 21, 1915.  After preaching services by Brother D. R. Dunham church met in conference…  Sister Etta Williamson   Bertha Riley & Leatie Douglas as committe to get money for state missions and Sister Etta Williamson, Lula Stone and Grace Bailey on committe for association missions.  Moved that next preaching day we call our pastor, Bro. Dunham held meeting which received 27 for Baptism and 11 for letter.

                                                            D. R. Dunham Mod

                                                            G. T. Riley C. C.

Mt Olive Church Sept. 25 1916  After preaching services by Bro. D. R. Dunham church met in conference…  Collected 16.30 for state and associational missions…  Moved we elect delegates to asso. Which were J. N. Riley, W. H. Bailey & Chas. R. Gammel.  Moved that we elect Bros Chas. R. Gammel & C. I. Burchfield as deacons of the church.  Mt. Olive Church met on regular appointment on fourth Sunday in October 1915 which Bro T. M. McGee of Montrose had been invited to preach ordination sermon and then with Bro BcGee mod. And Bro Dunham the pastor of Mt. Olive church to question the candidates being G. T. Riley  C. I. Burchfield & Charley Gammel deacons invited from other churches to sit with them in council and take part with them.  There were Bro. G. W. Franklin  Johnnie Smith, Walter Green, Bro. McCombs   Dave Williamson and J. V. B. Stone of Mt. Olive Church, it was moved that the presberty go forward with ordination.  Bro. McCombs let in prayer and continued with ordination until through…

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Sunday Sept 26 after services by Bro. T. M. McGee church met in conference taken up collection for missions which was $96.  read accociational letter which was adopted as read, went into election of pastor which was Bro. Dunham by a unamiously vote take up collection for minute which was $2.20.

                                                            T. M. McGee Mod

                                                            G. T. Riley C. C.

November and December minutes deleted

Mt Olive Church Jan. 22, 1916.  After preaching services by Bro D. R. Dunham church met in conference…  Bro. Dunham held a meeting at the camp which were two members.

                                                            D. R. Dunham Mod

                                                            G. T. Riley Clerk

February, March, April minutes deleted

Mt Olive Church May 1916.  Church met in conference after preaching services by Bro. D. R. Dunham…  Moved that church let Bro Dunham go to Troy next Sunday to organize church.

                                                            D. R. Dunham Mod

                                                            G. T. Riley Clerk

Sunday June 25, 1916 Mt Olive Church having united the following Brethern to assist in ordination of Bro. F. E. Bailey to full work of the ministry.  The presbytery of Council assigned each to the following office.  On motion Bro. T. M. McGee of Montrose Arkansas was elected moderator  Bro C. I. Burchfield of Valley Jct. was elected clerk.  On motion Bro. T. M McGee of Montrose was to preach the ordination sermon on motion Bro. L. M. Webb of Hamburg was to conduct examination of candidate.  On motion the pastor Bro. D. R. Dunham was to lead in ordaining prayer on motion Bro. T. M. McGee delivered charge to candidate.  On motion Bro Hill Adcock of Cominto delivered charge to church 11 o clock   Bro T. M. McGee preached ordination services after which dismissed untill afternoon 2:30 o clock opening prayer by Bro L. M. Webb after which the following Bro Deacons being invited by the church to sit in Council came forward   Bro Herman Johnson of Ladell Church  Bro Joe Riley of Hamburg Church  Bro Chas. Gammel of Troy Church  Bro T. D. Dingler of Sardis Church  Bro J. G. McCone of Center Point Church his Experience and call given by Brother Bailey.  Bro. L. M. Webb proceded with doctrinal examination of the candidate being accepted by presberty on motion the church ask ordaining council to proceed with ordination  - ordaining prayer led by Bro. D. R. Dunham asking Envokings of Lords blessings by laying on of hands.  After which Bro. T. M. McGee delivered charge to church then the hand of fellowship was extended to Bro and Sister Bailey

                                                            T. M. McGee Mod

                                                            C. I. Burchfield

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Mt Olive Church July 23, 1916 after preaching services by Bro. D. R. Dunham church met in conference.  Sister Mash (Nash?) united with the church by letter.  The church held a series of meetings by T. M. McGee which received three members.  Sister Alma Stone, Lottie Williams and Elsie Douglas

                                                            G. T. Riley Clerk

                                                            D. R. Dunham Mod.

Mt Olive Church Sept. 1916   After preaching services by Bro. D. Dunham church met in conference.  Went into election of delegates to the association which were T. E. Bailey  C. I. Burchfield & J. N Riley; alternates J. V. B. Stone, G. T. Riley and J. W. Riley.  Agreed to send $2.00 for minute…  Conference met on Sunday went into election of pastor, Bro. Dunham was unamously called.  Moved that Bro. S. W. Yelvington be granted a letter.  Taken up collection for association mission which was $25.

                                                            D. R. Dunham Mod

                                                            G. T. Riley Clerk

October and November minutes deleted

Mt Olive Baptist Church of Christ met Dec 3rd 1916 in call conference on Sunday 4 o clock P.M. for the purpose of calling a pastor for the next ensuing year.  On motion Bro. F. E. Bailey was elected moderator protem.  C I Burchfield acting clerk.

Bro. William Roberts and Brother F. E. Bailey were put in nomination.  Ballot was cast and on examination showed 14 to 6 in favor of Bro. Bailey on motion the call was made unamious for Bro. Bailey to take the care of the church…

                                                            F. E. Bailey Mod.

                                                            C. I. Burchfield Act. Clerk

Mt. Olive Church January 24 1917  Church met in conference after preaching services by Bro. F. E. Bailey…

                                                            F. E. Bailey Mod

                                                            G. T. Riley Clerk

February, March, April, May, June and July minutes deleted

Mt. Olive Church August 25, 1917   Church met in conference after preaching services by Bro D. R. Dunham.  Sister Nanie Burchfield and Essie Burchfield and Sister Nell Baker and Brother Kellum and Ben Holman called for their letters which was granted.  Moved that conference would stay open all during meeting.  Took up collection for orphans home which was $109.30 and received nine members during the meeting.

                                                            Elmer Bailey Mod.

                                                            G. T. Riley Clerk

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September, October, November and December minutes deleted

Mt. Olive Church Jan 26, 1918.  Church met in conference after preaching services by Bro. F. E. Bailey called for the reading of the minute which was adopted as read called for unfinished business not any.  Called for new business not any.  Moved and second that we adjourn untill our next regular meeting day.

                                                            G. T. Riley Ch. Clerk

F. E. Bailey Mod.

February, March, April, May and June minutes deleted

Mt Olive Church July 23, 1918.  Church met in conference after preaching services by Bro. Walter Narron…

                                                            G. T. Riley Clerk

                                                            Elmer Bailey Mod.

August deleted

Mt Olive Church Sept. 1918.  After preaching services by Brother F. E. Bailey…  Elected Jim Riley, C. I. Burchfield and J. N. Williams as delgates to the association.  Took up collection for minutes which was $2.20 read associational letter which was adopted…

                                                            G. T. Riley

                                                            F. E. Bailey Mod.

Not any preaching in November because of the influenza

Mt. Olive Church Dec. 1919.  Not any preaching on account of influenza

Mt. Olive Baptist Church Jan. 1919.  After preaching services by Brother F. E. Bailey church met in conference…  Granted Brother Jim Lagrone and Wife and Brother Lee Roy Burchfield and Wife and Brother Stoker, Wife and Daughter all letters.

                                                            F. E. Bailey Mod.

                                                            G. T. Riley Ch. Clerk

February, March and April minutes deleted

Mt Olive Baptist Church May 1919…   Sister Etta Lagrone was granted a church letter.  On the following Sunday we served the Lord’s Supper.

                                                            G. T. Riley Clerk

                                                            F. E. Bailey Mod.

Mt Olive Baptist Church July 1919…  Granted Brother Dewey Cash and Wife  Sister Adelle Jackson, and Sister Willie Ellingberg and Son Church letters.

                                                            G. T.  Riley Ch. Clerk

                                                            F. E. Bailey Mod.

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Mt Olive Church Aug 25, 1919…  Brother Bailey asked for Bro. J. R. Woods to fill his appointment next day.

                                                            Bro. F. E. Bailey Mod.

                                                            G. T. Riley Ch. Clerk

Mt Olive Church Sept. 28, 1919…  Delegates to the association were elected who were J. N. Riley, J. V. B. Stone, G. T. Riley.  Alternates were C. F. Slocum  D. W. Williamson, R. M. Stone…  Granted Sister Jake Lloyd a letter.

                                                            F. E. Bailey Mod.

                                                            G. T. Riley Ch. Clerk

Mt Olive Church October 1919…  Went into election of pastor who was Bro. H. A. Johnson for the association year.

                                                            Bro. F. E. Bailey Mod

                                                            G. T. Riley Ch. Clerk

November and December minutes deleted

January and February minutes deleted

Mt Olive Church March 1920.  Church met in conference after preaching services by Brother H. A. Johnson…  Granted Brother and Sister William King a letter.  Church invited Brother Sim Moore to come and preach some Sunday.

                                                            Brother H. A. Johnson Mod.

                                                            G. T. Riley Ch. Clerk

April, May, June, July, August minutes deleted

Mt Olive Church Oct. 24, 1920.  Church met in conference after preaching services by Brother H. A. Johnson…  Granted Bro Geo. Teters and Wife also Sister Ada West  Willie Bell West, also Sister Mattie and Fannie CogBill also Brother Clyde Woods a letter of dismission.

                                                            Brother H. A. Johnson Mod

                                                            G. T. Riley Ch. Clerk

November and December minutes deleted

Mt Olive Church Jan 22, 1921.  After preaching services by Brother Johnson…  Moved to withdraw fellowship from Brother Robert Linder, granted Allen Linder church letter.

                                                            H. A. Johnson Mod.

                                                            G. T. Riley Ch. Clerk

Mt Olive Church March 26, 1921…  Granted Brother Sim Hudson and Wife also Henry Morgan letters.  Committee to see Brother Bonnie Ferguson extended.  Reported on Brother Ed Moses and withdrew fellowship.

                                                            H. A. Johnson Mod.

                                                            G. T. Riley Ch. Clerk

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Mt. Olive Church April 22, 1921… Granted Bro. Ed Burlson and Wife a letter.

                                                            H. A. Johnson Mod.

                                                            G. T. Riley Ch. Clerk

May, June, July minutes deleted

Mt. Olive Church August 1921.  Church met in conference after preaching services by Brother H. A. Johnson… Pulpit committee reported that Brother Johnson had been unamiously elected for associational year.  Received two members during the meeting at the camp.

                                                            Herman Johnson Mod.

                                                            G. T. Riley Church Clerk

Mt Olive Church Sept 1921…  Moved that we paint the church J. V. B. Stone, M. E. Sullivan, C. F. Slocumn, D. W. Williamson and G. T. Riley were elected on the painting committee.

                                                            H. A. Johnson Mod.

                                                            G. T. Riley Ch. Clerk

Mt. Olive Church Oct. 1921…  Continued the committee to see Brother Bonnie Ferguson.

                                                            H. A. Johnson Mod.

                                                            G. T. Riley Ch. Clerk

November and December minutes deleted

Mt Olive Church Jan. 1922.  Chruch met in conference after preaching services by Brother H. A. Johnson.  Called for reading of the minute which was adopted as read.  Called for unfinished busniness not any.  Called for new business not any.  Moved to adjourn.

                                                            H. A. Johnson Mod

                                                            Geo. T. Riley Church Clerk

Mt Olive Church Feb. 1922…  Committee to see Brother Bonnie Ferguson reported and the church bore with him.

                                                            Herman Johnson Mod

                                                            Geo. T. Riley Church Clerk

March, April, May, June minutes deleted

Mt Olive Church July 1922…  After services by Brother H. A. Johnson…  Moved that conference be held open during the meeting which lasted one week.  Marginal notation:  Preacher got rocked during this meeting by Dewey Judkins and Ira Finnell of Midway, Arkansas.  (I got hit by one of the rocks B. E. R.)

                                                            H. A. Johnson Mod.

                                                            Geo. T. Riley Church Clerk

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August minutes deleted

Mt Olive Church Sept 1922.  Church met in conference after preaching services by Brother H. A. Johnson…  Painting committee reported that there was enough money to settle off the debt of painting the church…  Called Bro. H. A. Johnson as pastor for the next associational year.  Called messnengers to attend the association at Lake Village who were Brother J. N. Riley, Bertha Riley, and Alma Stone.  As alternates Brother R. M. Stone, C. F. Slocumn and G. T. Riley.  Took up collection for association and State Missions which was for association mission $10.52 and State Mission $5.00.  Took up collection for minutes which was $1.50.

                                                            Brother H. A. Johnson Mod

                                                            Geo. T. Riley C. C.

October, November, December minutes deleted

No minute of January 1923 as clerk was absent

February minutes deleted

Mt Olive Church March 1923.  Church met in conference after preaching services by Brother H. A. Johnson…  Granted Bro. John Haisty and Wife, also Dan Yelvington letters.  Sunday collection for mission $2.32.

                                                            Bro. H. A. Johnson Mod

                                                            Geo T. Riley Ch. Clerk

Mt Olive Church April 1923…Moved that the church letter should state what the pastors salary is each month which was this time $6.25.  Granted Brother John C. Riley a church letter.

                                                            Bro. H. A. Johnson Mod.

                                                            Geo. T. Riley Church Clerk

May minutes deleted

Mt Olive Church June, 1923… Pastors Salary $10.50.  Ouachita Endowment $10.00.

                                                            Bro. H. A. Johnson Mod.

                                                            Geo. T. Riley, clerk

Mt Olive Church July, 1923…  Held a series of meetings and received twelve members who were Velma Clark, Will Moore, Clay Hanson, Henry Stone, D. P. Bussitt, Clyde Williams, Mattie Lou Sullivan, Nonie Haisty and R. E. Payne by letter Mrs. Will Moore, Sim and Clara Bell Hudson.  Pastors Salary $25.00.

                                                            Bro. H. A. Johnson

                                                            Geo. T. Riley, Church Clerk

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Mt Olive Church August 1923.  Church met in conference after services by Brother M. E. Sullivan…  Elected messengers to the association who were Brother Chas. F. Slocumn and Wife and Brother M. E. Sullivan and messengers as alternates Brother R. M. Stone and T. D. Douglas…

                                                            Brother M. E. Sullivan Mod

                                                            Geo. T. Riley Ch. Clerk

Mt Olive Church Sept. 1923…  Granted Bro. J. N. Williams and Family Church letters.  Elected Bro. H. A. Johnson as pastor…

                                                            Bro. H. A. Johnson Mod.

                                                            Geo. T. Riley Ch. Clerk

Mt Olive Church Oct. 1923…  Moved that we pay our pastor by the Budger Order, a committee was appointed to see how much each member would pay a year.  Pastors Salary $5.20.

                                                            Bro. H. A. Johnson Mod

                                                            Geo. T. Riley Ch. Clerk

Mt Olive Church Nov. 24, 1923… Granted Bro. C. I. Burchfield and Bro. T. D. Douglas and wife Church letters.

                                                            Bro. H. A. Johnson Mod.

                                                            Geo. T. Riley Ch. Clerk

There was no preaching Dec. 1923.

January and February minutes deleted

Mt Olive Church March 1924…  Moved that we invite Brother Doc. Wigley to come and preach for us…

                                                            Bro. H. A. Johnson Mod.

                                                            Geo. T. Riley Ch. Clerk

Mt Olive church April 1924…  Sister Helen Stone made acknowledgements to the church for dancing and the church accepted them.

                                                            Bro. H. A. Johnson Mod.

                                                            Geo. T. Riley Ch. Clerk

May, June, July minutes deleted

Mt Olive Church Aug. 1924…  Received one member Bro. W. S. Stanly  Delegates to the asso. were elected who were Bertha Riley, Ozelle Sullivan, Geo. T. Riley.  As alternates M. E. Sullivan, Sonia Sullivan and Bro. Johnson.  Pastor paid $15.00.

                                                            Bro. H. A. Johnson

                                                            Geo. R. Riley Ch. Clk.

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Mt Olive Church met in conference October 1924.  After preaching Services by Bro. Bell… Church went into election for pastor for next year and Brother Bell was called to the care of the church…

                                                            Bro. Bell Mod

                                                            G. T. Riley C. C.

Mt Olive Church Nov. 23, 1924…  Bro. Bell accepted the care of the church…  Paid Pastor $5.75…

                                                            Bro. Bell Mod.

                                                            G. T. Riley C C.

Mt Olive Church Dec. 1924… Collection for orphans home $4.00.  Paid pastor’s salary $4.50…

                                                            Bro. Sugar Bell Mod.

                                                            G. T. Riley C C

Mt Olive Church Jan. 25, 1925…  Bro J. V. B. Stone and family granted letters…  Collection for pastor $5.00…

                                                            Bro. Bell Mod.

                                                            G. T. Riley C C

Mt Olive Church March 1925…  Bro. McGill & Wife called for their church letters.  Collection of pastors salary $6.00…

Mt Olive Church met April 1925…  Sister Mattie Creswell & Sister Ozell Ford called for letter of dismission which was granted.  Pastor Salary $5.96 collection for mission $5.50…

                                                            Bro. Bell Mod.

                                                            G. T. Riley C C

Note:  There was no date for the following; it is copied as it was found in the minutes book:

First Sunday Mt Olive Church met in conference invited presbytery to ordain Bro Sullivan at 2 o in November  John Hastey  G W Franklin  C I Burchfield  Bill Rodgers  H A Johnson  F E Bailey  Ole Matthis

Mt Olive Church Aug 1925 met in conference after preaching service by Bro M E Sullivan.  Had a few days meeting and received 6 members  4 by Baptism 2 by letter.  Collection for pastors salary $9.00.

                                                            Bro. Bell Mod.

                                                            G. T. Riley C C

Mt Olive Church Sept. 25 1925…  Church elected Bro M E Sullivan unamiously for pastor for next year…  Bro Claborn Hadock and Wife  called for letters…

                                                            Bro Bell Mod

                                                            G. T. Riley C C

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Mt Olive Baptist Church met July 25, 1926.  After preaching services by Bro M. E. Sullivan church met in conference..  The church held a few days revival meeting…

                                                            Bro M. E. Sullivan Mod.

                                                            G. T. Riley C C

Note:  This was the only recorded minutes found for 1926 in this volume.

Mt Olive Baptist Church met January 22, 1927.  After preaching services by Bro Bell church met in conference and elected Bro Bell for pastor for the assos. Year… Pastor salary $5.25…

                                                            Bro Bell Mod

                                                            G. T. Riley C C

February, April, May, June minutes deleted

Mt Olive Baptist Church met Aug 1 1927.  After preaching services by Bro Bell church met in conference…  Held our series of meetings beginning 5 Sun. in Fuly Recd. 5 members  Baptism Blanch Stone   Vonnie Moses   Harel Moses   Roland Judkins   Floid Riley.  Collections for Pastor $7.00.

Mt Olive Baptist Church met Aug.21/27… Elected our pastor for another year who was Bro. Bell.

                                                            Bro. J. W. Bell Mod.

                                                            G. T. Riley C C

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