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Rock Christian Church
(Formerly White Rock Baptist Church)
Photos taken 9/2/2001 courtesy of "Joker" Jack Chambers, email@example.com
308 W 3rd St.
Phone: (610) 874-7774
This building formerly housed St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church.Former Pastors | Church History | Membership Directory If you have any information and or pictures that you would like to contribute about the history of this church, please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Former Pastors||Rev. James Robert Yarbough, (Founder, d. 11/9/1977)
Pastor Robert Leon Clark, (December 1977 - April 1992) - 1
Edward C. Lilly, (March 7, 1993 - Present, 2003) - 1
|History||The following history,
received July 18, 2003, is
courtesy of Edward C. Lilly:
White Rock Christian Church was founded January 9, 1949 as White Rock Baptist Church by James Robert Yarbough. Services were initially held at the home of Pastor Yarbough on Edwards Street. Later, Pastor Yarbough was successful in securing a worship facility located on Second Street. The membership would continue to worship on Second Street for the duration of Pastor Yarbough’s pastorate. During his pastorate membership ranged between 25-30 members. Pastor Yarbough led White Rock for nearly 29 years until his death on November 9, 1977.
The following history is courtesy of Rev. Yarbough's granddaughter, Mrs. Robert James Johnson, Sr., email@example.com:
"White Rock Baptist Church was founded by my late grandfather, Rev. James Robert Yarbough. My grandfather's first church was in his home on Edward Street during 1953. After the death of my grandmother, his wife, Carrie Yarbough, my grand continued to be a pastor of his flock. Later in life my grandfather remarried to a wonderful lady named Margaret, whom I was glad to have as a new grandmother. They moved, and opened a new church on Second Street. My grandfather passed away Nov. 9, 1977. Even though my grandfather is gone, and there is a new pastor, the church still carries the name White Rock Baptist Church on Third Street, Chester, Penna. If you are ever in need to hear a great service, please feel free to go and, if you are ever there, look for my grandfather's picture hanging in the church."
Note: In 1993 the name was changed to White Rock Christian Church - 1
Many thanks to the following for providing additional information for this page:
1 - Edward C. Lilly
© 2001, 2002, 2003 John A. Bullock III.
This page last updated 02/24/07