Holston and the Methodist Mission to the Cherokees

A quick article concerning the work of sharing faith with the Cherokee prior to and after they were forced out of their homeland.

Holston Conference Historical Society

For some time we have been hearing about work that happened quite some time ago in the region we call Holston, among an early people group known as the Cherokee people. The Reverend Charles Maynard has been telling their story at Annual Conference when the United Methodists of Holston Conference have been in session at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, just a short drive from the town of Cherokee, NC.

Since being appointed to an area in northwest Georgia, near Chattanooga, I have been inundated with local history of these once proud people and have been looking at the historical information I could find about the important work Methodists did both prior to and after the infamous removal of these native Americans from tribal lands located east of the Mississippi River. One great source has been the articles published in the Spring, 2014 edition of the “Holston Historic Heritage” published by…

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An Appalachian CrossFitter who loves Jesus and is happily married to Tammie. I have a son and a fine little grandson. In the peak of middle age, trying to figure out the rest of this journey.
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