Document Type

Finding Aid

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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.

Biographical Note

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.

Donor Note

Central Church of Christ in Nashville, TN


Materials were kept in the order they were received as much as possible.

Content List

See PDF finding aid for folder inventory.


Churches of Christ--Tennessee (Nashville)



Extent of Collection

15 linear feet (11 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #39

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Julia Reid, Audrey Schaffner, Sessions, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz, Emma Horn, Brianna Mullins, and Avery Reinoehl

Subjects--Personal Names

Brown, J.; Shepherd, J.W.; Ijams, E.H.; McMillan, E.W.; Sewell, E.G.; Calhoun, Hall Laurie


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