About Us

front of the church

Our History

In 1893 a Presbyterian Church was first organized in Patrick County. The original congregation of fourteen members met in a store building on Main Street in Stuart or in the basement of the Patrick County Courthouse under the leadership of Judge Powhatan Bouldin, Sr., who was the first Elder.

 

The following year they moved to the Howell’s school building near the site of the present church about five miles north of Stuart.

 

A frame church building was built at the present location and dedicated on July 17, 1897. Membership at that time was thirty-one.

 

In 1906 seventy-five acres of land was purchased for a Manse and the Central Academy School. A manse was constructed in 1907 and the school completed in 1911. The school burned on December 7, 1932.

 

The old frame building of Bouldin Memorial burned in 1950 and a new modern, brick building was completed and dedicated August 5, 1956, on the original site, where it stands today.

Some of the Local Missions we are involved with:

• Patrick County Developmental Center
• Backpack Program
• Gideons
• Ministerial Association
• Children’s Home of Wytheville
• Patrick County Food Bank
• Penny House

Directions to the church: From Stuart travel approximately 5 miles on US 58 West (Jeb Stuart Hwy) turn right onto SR 640 (Central Academy Road) then take an immediate right onto SR 621 (Bouldin Church Lane). If you start up the mountain on US 58 you have missed the turn.

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