Abstract: Randolph Allen discusses the following items: local baseball; vacation bible school; dinners on the church grounds; church music and finances; selecting ministers; "shouting" in the church; primitive Baptist influence; the church offering; dinner at the home of parishioners; the effects of moonshine and the reluctance of locals to accept outsiders.
Biographical / Historical note: Randolph Allen was born in Christian County, Kentucky in 1919. He worked as a farmer until he attended Moody Bible Institute located in Chicago, Illinois. He was a long term pastor of the Golden Pond Baptist Church at Golden Pond, Kentucky. He served as pastor when the Tennessee Valley Authority began purchasing land in the region. The T.V.A. would eventually acquired the church property.
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Subject Headings / Descriptors:
Land Between the Lakes (Ky. and Tenn.) – History.
Golden Pond (Ky.)
Christian County (Ky.)
Baptists – Kentucky.
Kentucky – Religion.
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