Calvary Missionary Baptist Church

                   Alma township, Marion Co., IL

                                (Located first at the Brubaker Town House,

                              then the former Happy Hollow School building,

                     and lastly at the former Hatchery Building on Hatchery Rd.)


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   We are looking for photos of people and/or places from around Kinmundy & Alma.  Can you help?

Or maybe you have stories or memories from the "Good Old Days"?  What do YOU remember?

        The Kinmundy Historical Society would be honored to preserve your memories and stories.  We also have the

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   Dolores (Ford) Mobley –

                       208 Joan Dr.; Divernon, IL  62530; (217) 625-7527



            Gladys (Corrie) See –

                                         408 S. Washington St.; Kinmundy, IL 62854; (618) 547-7731




"The Kinmundy Express" - May 31, 1951 - "Revival Meeting" - "A two-week revival meeting will begin at the Brubaker Baptist Church (Town Hall) Saturday night, June 2nd.  Services each evening at 7:45.  Rev. S.P. Chitwood and Rev. J.L. Britton, of Missouri, will be the evangelists.  Everybody welcome."


"The Kinmundy Express"  - May 22, 1952 - "Calvary Missionary Notes" - The Calvary Missionary Church of Brubaker welcomes you.  

Sunday Services: Sunday School - 10 a.m.

Preaching every 2nd and 4th Sunday.

This church will hold services at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Church near Omega, Sunday, may 25th.  Everyone welcome.

S.B. Chitwood.  Pastor."


“The Kinmundy Express” – July 3, 1952: “The Calvary Missionary Baptist Church of Brubaker will hold a revival beginning Monday, July 7, at the Mt. Carmel (Frogpond)  Church near Omega.  Preaching by S.P. Chitwood.  Everyone welcome.


Sterling Chitwood was doing the baptisms, then Sterling "Shorty" Sullivan, Naomi (Simmons) Sullivan (wearing the black raincoat), Amos Dace, Wilbur Dace, Edith Dace, and Rolla Dace.  That was the day the church was organized, and they needed to be baptized to join the church.  They were maybe members of other churches before then.  The main was one Wilbur Dace – he was Polly’s husband, that was Marvin’s and Rolla’s mother, and this was her dad – Sterling Chitwood.


"The Kinmundy Express" - Pleasant Grove column - July 20, 1950 - "Several from here attended the baptizing at the Boston Lake Sunday afternoon"???











The Calvary Missionary Baptist Church moved from the Brubaker Town House to the former Happy Hollow School building that was located west of Brubaker.  This photo was taken after they had left this building


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