A History Of Finley Creek Church

Compiled by: Orville Carpenter and Herman Dover.

New Concord Baptist Church was organized 1922 by members who had broken away from the Concord Baptist Church. The worship service was held in the Upper Bone School until a church could be built. The members voted in 1922 to appoint J. W. Carpenter, J. P. Dover, and S. W. Bone as a committee to find a new location for the church house.


The church voted to move to the present location of Finley Creek Cemetery in October, 1927 which was located about 4 miles east of Sage. The house in Upper Bone School District where the congregation was worshipping was bought by the School district.

Willow Springs School house which was about 1 mile from Finley Creek Cemetery was used for worship services until the congregations' new building could be erected at Finley Creek Cemetery.


The committee of J. W. Carpenter, S.W. Bone and J. P. Dover received donations of money and labor for the construction of the new church.


On a Saturday night before the third Sunday in February, 1928, the congregation held its first worship service with the Rev. T. E. Lawrence presiding. The next Sunday morning a dedication service was held with Bro. Dunn preaching the service. After the dedication service, the congregation has dinner with singing and a new member was accepted into the flock, Mrs. Willie Dover.


February, 1980
Pastor was Rev. Dennis Griffin.
Treasurer - Emil Dale
Church Clerk - Willie Jackson
Sunday School Superintendent - Carroll Troxler
Deacons - Orvill Carpenter and Estel Wiles

Note: The Finley Creek Cemetery contains a lot of the ancestors of Johnnie Finley Horton and Patsy Finley Vinson. A trip to Izard County, Arkansas was taken by Patsy and Johnnie in the fall of 1999. There were quite a few of the Finley families living there. Izard County is near the Missouri border in northern Arkansas.




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