Letter to the Editor
The Jimplicute, Scott
City, MO 63754
It was a dream come true and the pride of its people. I remember when the Broadway Methodist
Church was built. The new church was
built in a location downtown where it was easier for the people to come to the
service. It was a beautiful new brick
church. There were nice accommodations
for the Sunday School Classes and the Bible Classes. All around the area the people came to admire the architecture of
the building. Some came and looked at
the church and built their new church building like it.
It was Rev. Eaker who was the minister at the time of the
church building. He was a solemn and
dignified man. It was said at the time
that Rev. Eaker was a church builder.
It seemed that wherever he was sent a church was being built. In this situation he had to preach on the
little white frame church on the hill.
He seemed to like the challenge and was often seen at the excavations
with a wheel barrow hauling out the dirt.
Soon after the building was completed, Rev. Eaker was transferred to
In the early days of the Broadway Church some of the teachers
of the Sunday School Classes were Miss Dana Schriefer and Miss Lois
Williams. The Bible Classes were taught
by different persons. Julia Spradling
Sharp, Bert Sharp, Mr. And Mrs. James Finch, and Mr. Steve Barton were some of
the people who were active in the church at that time.
The Broadway Methodist Church today is still the pride of its
congregation. It is a beautiful church
with many more additions to meet the need of the people.