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November 16, 2013

Old Photographs of Churches in Warrensburg, Missouri

ca 1900 - Market Street  M E Church South, Warrensburg, MO
Market Street M.E. Methodist Church, Warrensburg, MO



First Baptist Church, Warrensburg, MO Ca ca 1920

Interior of the First Baptist Church, Warrensburg, MO ca 1940

Exterior of the First Baptist Church, Warrensburg, MO ca 19

First Christian Church, Warrensburg, MO Gay Street at Holden ca 1890
First Presbyterian Church, Warrensburg, MO ca 1910



M. E. Church South, Warrensburg, MO


The Methodist church in Warrensburg has a very rich history. Methodism was established in Warrensburg in 1806. The church's first pastor was the reverend J. L. Porter. He was also a strong believer in the ideals of Methodist founder John Wesley. One thing interesting about the Wesley family is that John's brother Charles Wesley wrote the music and words for nearly one thousand hymns. All was well in the church until the commencement of the Civil War when, in 1864, the church split over the slavery issue. The two sections were the Methodist Episcopal South (for the Confederacy) and the Methodist Episcopal (for the Union). By 1864, the church had property on the corners of Market and Warren St. In 1884, the church moved east to Holden and Grover. This cost a sum of $3,374. The parsonage was destroyed in a fire in 1903. Unfortunately, the church was damaged beyond repair. On August 9th, 1908, a new church was built on Gay and Miller St. The project cost $16,000. In 1940 R.T Cecil Swackhamer returned as the pastor for the United Methodist Church. The two churches united as one.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Warrensburg, MO



First Baptist Church, Warrensburg, MO ca 1890

First Christian Church, Warrensburg, MO ca 1910

First Christian Church, Warrensburg, MO ca 1900
Cumberland Presbyterian, Christ Episcopal, Christian and Methodist Episcopal, Warrensburg, MO








First Baptist Church, Warrensburg, MO Holden Street at Gay
Knob Noster, Presbyterian Church

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