• By Natalia Tuchina
  • Posted Friday, July 6, 2012

History of Oak Grove Moravian Church 1887-2012

The history of Oak Grove Moravian Church: Celebrating 125 Years (1887-2012) will be presented by Matthew Allen.

Matthew Allen, pastor of Oak Grove Moravian Church, is a native of Kernersville, graduate of Glenn High School, UNC Chapel Hill, and Moravian Theological Seminary. He has been a pastor since 1998 serving Pine Chapel Moravian Church 1998-2002 and has been pastor of Oak Grove Moravian Church since April 2002. He recently celebrated his tenth anniversary at Oak Grove. His avocational interests are history and music.

Oak Grove Moravian Church traces its origins to 1887 when Richard Westmoreland and James Lineback formed a Sunday school for neighbors who were of the Moravian faith. Meeting at first in a vacant log cabin owned by Douglass Day, the members consecrated a church in May 1888 built on land donated by Joshua Sell.

This presentation is sponsored by the Walkertown Area Historical Society WalkertownAreaHistoricalSociety.org. No registration required. Everyone is welcome.

July 10 at 6:30 pm in Walkertown Library Auditorium.

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