Garrison Chapel in Tryon celebrates 135 years Oct. 6-7Published 6:17pm Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Tryon’s historic Garrison Chapel Baptist Church will celebrate its 135th year with a two-day observance on Oct. 6-7.
The church was established in 1877 by a handful of African Americans as a house of worship for those who believed in the Baptist faith. The first church was located on Hwy. 108 near the present day location of McFarland’s Funeral Home, but the church has occupied a foundational location on Markham Road in Tryon’s Eastside neighborhood since the early 1920s.
This year’s celebration, “Honor Behind Us, Glory Before Us,” includes a musical concert by the Garrison Chapel Anniversary Choir on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. The Sunday afternoon anniversary service will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will feature a sermon by former pastor James W. Nesbitt of Mauldin, S.C.
The current pastor, Rev. Keith Knox Sr., is the 16th pastor of the church and is now in his eighth year.
The public is invited to attend the celebration services.
– article submitted
by Warren J. Carson