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It was in 1971 that the Salt River Christian Men’s Fellowship began their second project. E. Paul Perry was called as the first minister of the Henry Christian Church in Eminence, Kentucky. The first service was held on Sunday afternoon, June 27, 1971, at 2:30 p.m. Five hundred and forty-six were counted in attendance. Fourteen responded to the invitation at that service to become charter members. They are as follows:

On April 1, 1972, five acres of land were purchased on Highway 421 one mile south of New Castle. The land cost $15,000 and was paid for in less than a year. Construction of the original building was begun in August, 1974. The first service was held in that building on May 4, 1975. Dedication of the new building was held on June 22, 1975. Cost of the building was $138,000.

On July 25, 1994, lightning struck the electrical service and started a fire in the Church Building. During the time of reconstruction, services continued in other locations.

A little less than a year later, on June 4, 1995, the beautifully restored Henry Christian Church was dedicated in a service of celebration and praise.

As the congregation outgrew the sanctuary and other facilities, the membership decided to follow God’s lead and expand. In June of 2002, construction began on the new sanctuary, and the first service was held on December 22, 2002.