Title of Collection
Scope and Content Note
A collection of attendance records, property deeds, sermons, history, bank statements, yearly reports, and photographs from Central Church of Christ in Nashville, TN. Two large attendance/guest books were appended to the collection on 11/28/2011 by J. Brown. They span the decade of the 1940s. In addition, this collection contains boxes of recorded sermons and daily radio Bible class lessons.
Central Church of Christ in Nashville, Tennessee was established in the 1920s as a church of Christ to serve and teach the downtown Nashville community. Early works of the church ranged from general benevolence efforts such as clothing and food drives, establishing the longest running Christian radio program in US history, providing free dental and other medical care to the poor, and even operating two supervised dormitory buildings for young men and women who had moved to the city in search of a better life. Today, the Central congregation continues to meet in the original building located in the heart of downtown Nashville. The Central radio program broadcasted a daily program Monday through Friday and twice on Sunday. The congregation maintained an active global ministry of teaching through correspondence courses along with a full-time benevolence ministry and a deaf ministry.
Central Church of Christ in Nashville, TN
Materials were kept in the order they were received as much as possible.
See PDF finding aid for folder inventory.
Churches of Christ--Tennessee (Nashville)
Extent of Collection
15 linear feet (11 boxes)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #39
Center for Restoration Studies
[identification of item], [file or folder name], Central Church of Christ (Nashville, TN) Records, 1925-1969. Center for Restoration Studies MS #39. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.
Finding Aid created by
Julia Reid, Audrey Schaffner, Sessions, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz, Emma Horn, Brianna Mullins, and Avery Reinoehl
Brown, J.; Shepherd, J.W.; Ijams, E.H.; McMillan, E.W.; Sewell, E.G.; Calhoun, Hall Laurie