Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  


Photo Archives from Click here for more photos.

Scenic Adair Co., KY: A bell holds memories

2012-05-22 - 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
The old bell in the front yard of Wheet Fellowship Hall
has special memories for the congregation of Columbia First Church of the Nazarene. For several decades it called members to worship when the church occupied a building at the foot of Jamestown Hill, historian Chris Bennett notes. That church burned to the ground, and the only thing salvaged was this bell. The congregation next moved to 310 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY, at the site of the current Praise Assembly of God. The pedestal was built by a mason hired by a former pastor, Chris Bennett says. The main buildings on on the church's impressive campus at 1200 Jamestown Street were constructed by longtime member Kendall Harvey, starting with the parsonage, then the sanctuary, 1972, and a few years later, Wheet Fellowship Hall. The congregation now numbers around 100 members in attendance each meeting, according to Cecil Hill Harvey, Kendall's wife. On June 24, 2012, she said, the congregation will welcome a new pastor, and his wife, Bro. David and Sister Summer Kemp, young folks who will come here from Nashville, TN. Click Readmore to learn the rest of the story on the church's recovery after the disastrous fire at the sanctuary at the foot of Jamestown Hill. -CM

Read More... | Permalink | Comments?

If you have photos you'd like to share with ColumbiaMagazine readers, please email .jpg files to Please include your name, an email address or phone number, the date the photo was taken, and the location and names of anyone in the photos.


Quick Links to Popular Features content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Use the following link:

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270-250-2730 Fax: 270-751-0401

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.