Timeline of Events

1866
1st known Sabbath keeper in Louisiana — Mary Nugent

1873
1st known Sabbath keepers in Arkansas — Andrew and Elizabeth McAlexander

1877
1st known SDA to hold meetings in Arkansas — John H. Cook

1879
Early Sabbath keepers in Arkansas — Allen Meeks and wife

1880
1st denominational worker to hold meetings in Louisiana — Charles O. Taylor

1881
1st denominational worker to hold meetings in Arkansas — Joseph G. Wood

1882
1st SDA church organized in Arkansas — Hindsville

1885
Arkansas joins Missouri Conference
1st SDA church organized in Louisiana — New Orleans First Church
1st SDA church built in Arkansas — Springdale

1886
Siloam Springs church organized

1887
Marthaville church organized

1888
Arkansas conference organized
Brentwood church organized
Harrison church organized

1889
Hope Villa (Gonzales) church organized
Little Rock church organized
Mammoth Spring church organized
Rogers church organized
Texarkana church organized

1890
Ellen White speaks at meetings in Springdale
1st SDA church built in Louisiana — Hope Villa (Gonzales)

1892
1st Black SDA church organized in Louisiana — New Orleans

1894
Searcy church organized

1897
Fayetteville church organized

1900
De Queen (Beacon Hill) church organized
Marthaville church reorganized

1901
Batesville church organized
Little Rock church reorganized
Louisiana Conference organized

1902
Gentry church organized
Southwestern Union Conference organized

1903
De Queen (Beacon Hill) church reorganized
Malvern church organized
Shreveport First church organized
1st Black SDA church organized in Arkansas — Devalls Bluff

1905
Decatur church organized
Mena church organized
Searcy church reorganized

1906
Bonnerdale church organized

1907
Hammond church organized

1908
Hot Springs church organized
Sulphur Springs church organized

1909
Lake Charles church organized

1911
Fort Smith church organized
Searcy church reorganized

1914
Shreveport First church reorganized

1915
Central Louisiana church organized
Pine Bluff Black church organized
Shreveport Black church organized

1921
Louisiana-Mississippi Conference organized

1922
De Queen (Beacon Hill) church organized

1925
Baton Rouge church organized

1926
Brentwood church reorganized
Lake Charles church reorganized
Texarkana church reorganized

1927
Decatur church reorganized

1928
Jonesboro, AR church organized
Pine Bluff Black church reorganized

1929
New Orleans Berean church organized

1930
Central Louisiana church reorganized

1932
Arkansas-Louisiana Conference organized

1933
Rogers church reorganized

1935
1st Arkansas-Louisiana Conference Summer Camp
El Dorado church organized
Hammond church reorganized
Harrison church reorganized

1936
Alexandria Black church organized
Baton Rouge Black church organized
Pine Bluff Black church reorganized

1938
Westlakes church organized

1939
Bentonville church organized

1942
Benton church organized

1943
Harrison church reorganized

1944
Lake Charles Black church organized

1946
Pocahontas church organized

1947
Southwestern Union Mission organizes to oversee the work among Blacks

1948
Monticello church organized

1949
Pine Bluff church organized

1952
DeRidder church organized
Jonesboro, AR church reorganized
Minden church organized
Russellville church organized

1953
Marthaville church reorganized

1954
Jonesboro, LA church organized

1957
Mena church reorganized

1960
Conference office moved to Shreveport

1961
Batesville church reorganized
Mountain Home church organized
West Helena church organized

1962
Mammoth Spring church reorganized

1963
Huntsville church organized

1964
Ola church organized
Shreveport South church organized

1966
1st SDA summer camp held at Camp Yorktown Bay

1967
Booneville church organized
Clinton church organized
Denham Springs church organized

1969
New Iberia church organized

1971
Bogalusa church organized
1st Spanish SDA church organized in Louisiana — New Orleans
Sherwood church organized

1972
Houma church organized
Lincoln church organized
New Orleans Kenner Spanish church organized
Slidell church organized

1973
Russellville church reorganized
Sulphur Springs church reorganized
Umpire church organized

1974
Berryville church organized

1975
Mountain View church organized

1976
Forrest City church organized
Lafayette church organized

1978
Conway church organized
Mandeville church organized

1979
Marrero church organized

1980
Conference office built in current location on I-20
Ozark church organized
Yellville church organized

1981
Arkadelphia church organized

1984
Zachary church organized

1985
Magnolia church organized
New Orleans Metairie Spanish church organized

1989
Amity church organized

1991
Spring River church organized

1993
Clarksville church organized
1st Spanish Youth Rally held March 11 & 12 in New Orleans

1994
1st Spanish SDA church organized in Arkansas — Springdale

1997
Heber Springs church organized
Marshall church organized
Siloam Springs Spanish church organized

1998
1st South Louisiana Camp Meeting–Yogi Bear Jellystone Park

2000
Glenwood Spanish church organized
Rogers Spanish church organized

2001
New Orleans Kenner Spanish church reorganized

2003
De Queen Spanish church organized
Gentry Spanish church organized

2004
Texarkana Spanish company organized

2006
Clarksville Spanish company organized
Hot Springs Spanish company organized

2007
1st Camp Meeting held in South Louisiana Convention Center

2008
Baton Rouge Spanish church organized
Little Rock Central Spanish church organized

2009
North Little Rock Spanish company organized
North Van Buren Spanish company organized

2010
Alma company organized
Maranatha Siloam Springs Spanish company organized

2011
Westbank Spanish company organized

2012
Arkadelphia church reorganized

2013
Lafayette Spanish company organized
Mt. Ida church organized

2014
All Nations group started
Shreveport Spanish church organized

2015
Compass Fellowship company organized
Mineral Springs group started
South Fort Smith Spanish company organized

2016
Waldron group started

2017
Berryville Spanish church organized
Van Buren Spanish church organized

2018
Clarksville Karen company organized
Havana Spanish company organized
North Fort Smith Spanish group started
Tontitown group started

2019
Ebenezer Franco-Haitian church organized
Huntsville Spanish company organized
Lockport Spanish church organized
South Little Rock Baseline Spanish church organized