Fort Smith Black Church Organized
May 29 through September 4, 1927, Elder J. Gershom Dasent, assisted by Elder W. S. North and C. A. Lynes, began tent meetings in Fort Smith for the black people (Record, 1927). The meetings closed with an attendance of over two-hundred both black and white, with more than thirty deeply interested and most of them ready to start keeping the Sabbath. They began building a church and worshiped in the tent until it was finished (Dasent, 1927). The Fort Smith black church was organized and the building was erected within the year (Montgomery, 1928).
(1927, Jun. 7). Southwestern Union Record, p. 4.
Dasent, J. Gershom. (1927, Sept. 13). Ibid., pp. 2, 3.
Montgomery, R. P. (1928, Aug. 14). Ibid., p. 3.