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Century + Adair Co., KY tradition:
Eunice Church of God August meetings


2010 meetings are August 17-22; homecoming is August 29, 2010
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By Marjorie Payne

"The August Meeting" at the Eunice Church of God, 12515 Liberty RD, has been held longer than anyone can remember.

We think the tradition goes back morethan 100 years. Elder William A. Payne was the pastor for 15 years and the revival wasbeing held long before he became pastor. Upon his death in 1990, his son, Elder JosephB. Payne, became the Pastor.

The Lord gave Elder Joseph Payne the vision to build a new church. With not much money, and only a few members, the work was begun.


The old church was torn down on April 7, 2000, and a new sanctuary was built.

There were problems during in the construction which almost stopped the work. Fortunately, there was Master Builder Gerald Shepherd, an Adair Countian who had returned from building in Indianapolis, IN. The problems occurred just as Shepherd was planning to build his retirement home on Dunnville RD.

But this wonderful man dropped everything to help us. He put his own house on hold to oversee the completion of the church, which is much more beautiful than it was with the original plans.With every year, the August Meeting extends one of Adair County's oldest traditions. Countless Preachers and Evangelists have preached in the August Meeting.The 2010 annual revival is starting on August 17-22, 2010, 2010 at 6:30pmCT each evening.
  • Tuesday, August 17, 2010. ShaMonte Cooper, Radcliff, KY
  • Wednesday August 18, 2010 - Billy Ray Payne, Columbia, KY
  • Thursday August 19, 2010 - Eric Barnes, Somerset, KY
  • Friday August 20, 2010 - Kendall Wyatt, Indianapolis IN
  • Saturday August 21, 2010 - Elder Jose Anders, Burkesville, KY
  • Sunday Night August 22, 2010 - Evangelist Teresa Payne, Danville, KY
The Annual Homecoming will be held on Sunday, August 29, 2010, at 2pmCT, with Rev. Mondell Hunter Monticello KY.

Pastor and congregation invite everyone to attend these revival services, and any timethe Lord leads you to attend. God Bless and Keep every one of you. Marjorie Payne


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Churches of Adair Co., KY: Eunice Church of God



2010-08-07 - Photo by Ed Waggener. 12515 Liberty RD, Columbia, KY
It would be hard to find a more magical four square miles, more or less, anywhere, than the one centered on the Eunice Church of God at the foot of Dug Hill on KY 206, Liberty, RD. The little brick church, a centerpiece, has a long history serving the people of the area and is widely known for the glorious voices of its choir. The congregation's August Meetings is a tradition which dates back over 100 years. The location is just south of the junction of KY 206 and the Dunnville Road, Columbia, KY. The pastor is Rev. Joseph Payne. Sunday School 10amCT. Sunday Worship 11amCT. Wednesday evening service 6:30pmCT.
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Favorite Old Photo: Eunice church buildings where August meetings started



2010-08-13 - Photo from the collection of Marjorie Payne. 12515 Liberty RD, Columbia, KY, in the Eunice community
Marjorie Payne found two old photos of the old Eunice Church of God. A new church, a jewel in a beautiful setting, was built on the same site in 2000, with the help of a master builder, Gerald Shepherd. The church will be the location of a tradition the Payne family believes dates back more than 100 years, the August meetings. This year they will be Auugst 17, 2010, through August 22, 2010. On the following Sunday, August 29, 2010, the church will hold its annual Homecoming.

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