Nolensville's Ebenezer United Methodist Church was honored with a historical marker on Saturday, recognizing the history and impact of the church and congregation that will soon celebrate their 152 homecoming.

The event drew dozens of community members and featured remarks by Ebenezer UMC Pastor James Scruggs, Williamson County Commissioner for the Fifth District Beth Lothers, Hanyes Chapel Pastor Kimi Brown, Williamson County Historical Association Historian Rick Warwick, Jenkins Cumberland Presbyterian Church Pastor Jason Mikel, Lamont Claybrooks, Ebenezer UMC member and Church Historian Jessie Brown and District Superintendent of the Harpeth River District Reverend Allen Black.


The event also saw several members of the church lead the group in singing "What a Fellowship."

The metal marker stands just to the right of the church's parking lot and gives a historical account of the founding of the church.


"In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, we consecrate this historical marker as a reminder of the history of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church," Pastor Scruggs said, while former Ebenezer UMC Pastor John D. Alexander and Pastor Mikel removed a white covering to unveil the marker.

"We're a little unsure as far as the day that it officially started, it started as the first Nolensville African American church and began worshiping here in an old farmhouse," Black said. "Can you imagine what they must have thought would be the future, and can you imagine them imagining us here today dedicating and consecrating this marker to celebrate their history, their lives, their testimony and their love for this community and their love for Jesus Christ?"

More information about Ebenezer UMC can be found here.