“I looked over the plans and, sure enough, found there was none. I figured I would go back to the congregation and tell them I was wrong,” Kilbourne said. “When the steeple was delivered, the 18-wheeler came in and inside the steeple, taped to the inside of it, was a cross.”
The historical marker application process has gone on since 2010, thanks to the hard work of a dedication committee. Committee chair and church historian Nelda McGlinchey said the whole process has felt like the “gestation of an elephant.” She said the church has served as a schoolhouse and as a Masonic lodge over the years.
“The physical church has changed over the years, but our mission hasn’t,” McGlinchey said. “We still gather each week to love each other and worship God.”