Download or read book The History of Wingate Baptist Church 1810-2009 written by Carolyn Caldwell Gaddy and published by Righter Bookstore. This book was released on 2009 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first part of this study, published in 1984, recounts congregational growth from a brush arbor meeting to a thriving church adjacent to a bustling college campus. Carolyn Gaddy reconstructs the congregation¿s evolution as it confronted missionary and education controversies, the Civil War, industrialization and depression, and modern times. Jerry Surratt deals with the 25 years preceding the church¿s bicentennial in 2010. It is a deeper probing into challenges of ministry, growth, building renovations, denominational change, and gender issues. The congregation expands its ministry to local needs, regional disaster relief, and the plight of abandoned street children in Ukraine.