Gentry Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church

A Brief History of Gentry, Arkansas

Gentry Spanish Church Organized in 2003

At the end of 2002, the Gentry Home Church was closing due to members moving away. The remaining members wanted to do something special with the church home, so they presented their church to the Decatur Spanish group. The Spanish group had been meeting at the Decatur church and were looking for a new church home. The Decatur Spanish group became the newly formed Gentry Spanish company on September 1, 2002. The few remaining members of the Gentry Home Church joined the Gentry church (Newsletter, 2002). The Gentry Spanish company was organized as a church on August 1, 2003 (Simpson, 2008). In 2006, it was voted for them to purchase seven acres of land so they could build a church (Minutes, 2006). In March 2011, the blueprints were approved so they could move forward with the building project (Minutes, 2011).

Gentry Spanish church on North Collins Avenue in Gentry, Arkansas. Photo courtesy of Elder Stephen Orian.


(2002, Dec. 1). Newsletter, Arkansas-Louisiana Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, p. 3.

(2006, Jun. 22). Executive Committee Minutes. Shreveport, LA: Arkansas-Louisiana Conference of SDA.

(2011, Mar. 3) Ibid.

Simpson, Chris. (2008, Feb. 11). Gentry Spanish SDA Church. Retrieved from

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