A Brief History of Huntsville, Arkansas
Huntsville Spanish Company Organized in 2019
The Huntsville Spanish group began as a subgroup of the Berryville Spanish company in 2005 (Simpson, 2008). They bought a small church with an all-purpose building and were enjoying a thriving congregation. When Stennett Nash moved to the area, they began to think about adding a real fellowship hall where they could enjoy getting together for dinners and other programs they wanted to implement. The group decided they needed to expand their sanctuary to include Sabbath school rooms and a fellowship hall. They began exploring their options, counting their finances and talking about trying to finance a loan (Downs, 2019). During this time, the group was organized as the Huntsville Spanish company on March 2, 2019 (Connections, 2019).
A New Building in 2019
While things were in the exploratory stage the church received an offer from a lady who had bought a large modular building, planning to make it into a home. When looking into the details of getting it moved, set up, and remodeled, she decided to just cut her losses and get out. However, the building was sitting on airport property and it had to be moved by April 30, 2019. She asked the Huntsville Spanish leaders if they would like to have the building and be able to move it, if it was donated to them. To Elder Nash it was an answer to prayer (Downs, 2019).
The company talked with the conference Associations Director, Tony Cash, who took a quick look at the new building and where it would have to be placed. There was no place on the church property without moving the small building already there. Elder Cash helped the proposal go through the appropriate committee and got the go-ahead from the conference executive committee. With three weeks left, the existing building was removed and the area was leveled. The church men came together to clean up the debris and get the foundation laid. The moving company was held up a few days because of rain and high winds, but the Lord held His hand over the project. Finally, the building made it to the site and was soon ready to use (Downs, 2019).
(2019, Apr. 1). From Northern Arkansas to the tip of Louisiana: Churches are Growing and Prospering in 2019! Connections, p. 1.
Downs, Sylvia. (2019, Jun. 17). God Moves. Retrieved from swurecord.org.
Simpson, Chris. (2008, Jan. 31). Huntsville Spanish SDA Company. Retrieved from eadventist.net.