Rock Creek Bible Society to meet for 200th time

Friday, April 25, 2014

From Staff Reports

The Rock Creek Bible Society will hold their 200th Annual Meeting at Bethbirei Presbyterian Church, on Bethbirei Road, Lewisburg, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3.

Speaking at the meeting will be Robert Montgomery, a native of the Farmington Community and son of Thomas and Tina Montgomery. Montgomery is currently a resident of Pulaski, and the pastor of First Presbyterian Church, also in Pulaski. He has a Masters of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga., including studies in the Old Testament at Trinity Evangelical Seminary and in theology at McCormick Theological Seminary. He has an undergraduate degree in Biblical Languages from Lipscomb University and has previously served churches in Indiana and Alabama.

Montgomery says his calling in life is the study of the Bible and sharing its message of God's Grace and love in Jesus Christ. Montgomery is the descendent of a long line of members and supporters of the Rock Creek Bible Society and is extremely honored to be speaking at this year's historic gathering.

Music for the historic meeting will be provided by harpist Linda Horner, and flautist Robert Neumeyer. Marshall County's history is enhanced by the fact that the Rock Creek Bible Society is the oldest Bible society in the United States, and its meetings are held at the oldest church in Marshall County. It was formed in 1815 as a non-denominational organization, one year prior to the American Bible Society. They are now affiliated with each other. Money is sent to the American Bible Society each year from the freewill offering.

In the very beginning of the Rock Creek Bible Society, Bibles were purchased from Philadelphia, Pa. and shipped to Nashville. They were brought by barge to Farmington, and carried by wagon to the Bethbirei Church. The sole purpose of the Society is to distribute Bibles to those who do not have one, especially those who have lost their Bibles and homes through fire or natural disaster. At one time, Cherokee Indians received some of the Bibles from the Society.

Please come to this historic and unique gathering. Bring a friend, and a potluck dish for the luncheon and fellowship which will follow a brief business meeting, and decoration of the adjacent cemetery.