LIFTING HIGH THE CROSS
FOR 200 YEARS

St. John's
Lutheran Church

Missouri Synod
Conover, North Carolina

 

This is undoubtably one of the greatest Lutheran church histories ever written.
With incredible attention to detail, Mark Smith was a self-taught translator of pastor's notes.
The 400-page book is a tribute to each and every individual whose witness
"lifted high the cross of Christ" to the surrounding community.


A brief description of the book's table of contents and a copy of the introduction are provided here.

Chapter 1 - The Settlement
Chapter 2 - Early Circuit Riders
Chapter 3 - The First House of Worshhp
Chapter 4 - Call to the Henkels
Chapter 5 - The David Henkel Era
Chapter 6 - The Interim
Chapter 7 - Scandal and Schism
Chapter 8 - Sons of St. John's
Chapter 9 - Lutheran Higher Education
Chapter 10 - The Burnt District
Chapter 11 - The Horse and the House
Chapter 12 - The Ohio Synod Lutherans
Chapter 13 - Congregational Growth Amid Uncertainty
Chapter 14 - Survival and Revival
Chapter 15 - A Church of Our Own
Chapter 16 - Out of the Ashes
Chapter 17 - Send Now Prosperity
Chapter 18 - Continuing the Prosperity
Chapter 19 - More Than a Quarter of a Century of Prosperity
Chapter 20 - A Year of Transition
Chapter 21 - A New Beginning

Books may be purchased from the church at:

St. John's Lutheran Church
c/o Mrs. Peggy Smith
2126 Saint Johns Church Road
Conover, NC 28613-8975

$35.00 + $5.00 S&H


2006-present by author/creator
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