From An Acorn To An Oak
The plant grows by receiving that which God has provided to sustain its life. It sends down its roots into the earth. It drinks in the sunshine, the dew, and the rain. It receives the life giving properties from the air. So the Chrisitan is to grow by cooperation with the divine agencies. As the plant takes root in the soil, so we are to take deep root in Christ.
A lay tent effort was held in 1910. The team consisted of two men and a woman. Elder Deborah, from Devalls Bluff, Arkansas and Elder Richards from Helena, Arkansas, they were assisted by Sister Jennie Green. From this meeting 12 souls were baptized and a mission was started. Several months later, the Arkansas/Louisiana Conference sent Elder Bradford, father of Elder C.E. Bradford to assist the flock. Elder Bradford stayed for about a year and was then sent to another location. The Pastor of our church also had the awesome responsiblity of pastoring Hot springs, Pine Bluff, Marianna and Helena. Around 1916, Elder Jones of Jamaica came to lead us and services were held in the living room of Elder and Mrs. Jones home.
Upon the arrival of Elder G. Dasent who replaced Elder Jones, we began to look for a church home. A six room house located at 1809 Pulaski was secured and remodeled. It was then that the name Shiloh was chosen as the name of the church.