Galion church celebrates 175 years of ministry


By Deborah Elaine Evans - [email protected]



Windfall church is located at 1781 Biddle Road in Galion.


The old Windfall Church in the 1800's.


Windfall Emanuel United Church of Christ

Church info: Windfall Emanuel United Church of Christ is located at 1781 Biddle Road in Galion. Hours are Sunday 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship; 7 p.m. choir practice.

Denomination: The church is part of the United Church of Christ but function as an independent community church.

Average church attendance: 40

Church worship style: Traditional

Church beliefs: We believe in the inspired word of God. We believe in it’s fullity, that it has not changed down through the years. We preach the message of Salvation.

The Windfall Emanuel United Church of Christ in Galion will be celebrating 175 years of ministry with a special church service 10 a.m. Oct. 18.

Simon Avila will perform a concert, and Rev. Frank Isaacs will be the guest speaker. There will be a carry-in dinner after the church service.

The Windfall church has been located on the corner of Windfall and Biddle roads since 1840. The church records date back to 1840, but the exact year the congregation first met is unknown.

Records show the services were held in a log structure that stood in what is now the Windfall Cemetery. The church went through many changes over the years. In 1969, under the leadership of Rev. Chauncey Woodworth, groundbreaking ceremonies for the current church building were held.

In 1978, a bell tower was added to the church. It was the original bell used from the old church building across the road.

“It’s pretty amazing the church has been here 175 years.” church co-pastor Dreama Caudill said. “My husband (Loyd) and I have had the pleasure of being co-pastors here for 15 years. We have an amazing group of people, good common people and very loving.”

Windfall church is located at 1781 Biddle Road in Galion.
http://galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_WindfallChurch1.jpgWindfall church is located at 1781 Biddle Road in Galion.

The old Windfall Church in the 1800’s.
http://galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Windfall-Church-old1.jpgThe old Windfall Church in the 1800’s.

By Deborah Elaine Evans

[email protected]

Windfall Emanuel United Church of Christ

Church info: Windfall Emanuel United Church of Christ is located at 1781 Biddle Road in Galion. Hours are Sunday 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship; 7 p.m. choir practice.

Denomination: The church is part of the United Church of Christ but function as an independent community church.

Average church attendance: 40

Church worship style: Traditional

Church beliefs: We believe in the inspired word of God. We believe in it’s fullity, that it has not changed down through the years. We preach the message of Salvation.

Reach Evans at 419-468-1117 ext. 2049 or on Twitter at @deborahevans31

Reach Evans at 419-468-1117 ext. 2049 or on Twitter at @deborahevans31

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