On a small hill overlooking 19E, stands a small but vibrant church. Young’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church was built in 1920. Nearly 100 years later it is still going strong.
Decatur Young gave the plot of ground, in memory of his mother and father, to the church. Several people including: Lona and Gerome Honeycutt, Jettie and Fred Harris, and Turner and Ida Price, met and dedicated the plot of ground to the Lord. Turner Price hauled logs from the head of Georges Fork for the foundation of the church. The church was constructed in 1920. There has been some additions and remodeling but it is still the same church today.
Rev. Adam Wheeler was the first pastor of the church. Two of the first deacons were Brothers Fred Harris and Turner Price. Later three other deacons were added: Brothers Ralph Thompson, Garvel Honeycutt, and J. Vernal Jones. The present pastor today is Rev. Buck Thomason. The current deacons are: Brothers Lee Thompson, Dean Branton, and Stanley Silvers.
Since those early days several improvements have been made at Young’s Chapel. Additional land was purchased, a road was built to the church, a fellowship hall and a parsonage were added, carpet was installed, and the seats were cushioned. A youth group was formed and is still going strong today. Along with the youth group, other groups have also been formed, including a Ladies Auxiliary.
The spirit of the people at Young’s Chapel is still to adhere to the teachings of the King James Bible and to serve God in the liberty He has given. We will always strive to make Young’s Chapel FWB Church that light on the hill…