|Once upon a time (about
60 years ago), there were people in the Sinking Creek area that wanted a
church where they could worship God in the "ole time
Someone contacted Miss McConnell in Jackson, Breathitt and asked her to send a pastor. After much prayer and consideration, Miss McConnell sent Reverend Lester Lockard and his wife, Lingle. They ministered for a time in the old Sunny Brook School house on Sinking Creek.
God blessed with a gracious revival with Rev. Marvin Wheeler as evangelist. The people wanted to continue worshipping together and so the London Community Church was born.
Alice Middleton, the Aunt of Moss and Pearl Jones gave the land. Several others donated cash, logs and sawmill labor for making lumber. Many others labored tirelessly until the church basement was finished. By this time, Reverend Carl Faulkner and wife, Sophie, and daughter Rachel came to pastor the church. Services were held in the church basement until the upstairs sanctuary was finished in 1954.
The basement apartment of the church was the home of each successive pastor until 1973.
Delmer has been Pastor of London Community Church for 39 years. He has been faithfully assisted by his lovely wife Yvonne. They have three children Paul, Susie, and Cheryl.
The Lord has blessed and we appreciate the many who have become faithful members of our church. Our pastor has been a man with a vision for the church. He has labored along with others to repair, remodel and build on the church properties and the church has grown through his influence and ministry in the church and community.