Hour of Prayer Church, Webster County

Hour of Prayer Randolph County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

I photographed this church in 2009. I think it had already been abandoned at that time.  The faux “stained glass” windows were what immediately drew me to the place. I’ve heard that it’s been torn down in the past year or so.

Hour of Prayer Randolph County GA Faux Stained Painted Glass Window Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

I don’t know what congregation it originally housed, nor if it began as a white or black church, but it made a lasting impression on me.

Hour of Prayer African American Church Randolph County GA Hand Stenciled Sign Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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8 responses to “Hour of Prayer Church, Webster County

  1. We drove by the church soon after it was demolished. I gathered small pieces of the green wood and broken colored glass with the hopes of creating a small replica. We have a home in Shellman, GA and drove by the church often. I miss it.

  2. Caitlin Jones

    Hi! This church was actually in my driveway. It has been torn down by someone whom the lasting members of its congregation allowed. The church originally belonged to Reuben Jones, if I remember correctly from what my husband has told me. Reuben Jones was the first Jones in the area of my husbands family. He lived from 1796-1860 and owned most all of the land in the area the church is on and on down 41 for a few miles. It was given to a black congregation to have church there. However, it has been abandoned for years and was falling in at the time they decided to tear it down. Hope this helps give some insight! 🙂

  3. Betty Hester Smith

    Brian, we ran across this church in Randolph County when we were searching for a cemetery. It was still standing and looked abandoned in Oct. 2013. We visited Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery at that time and were looking for Mount Pleasant Cemetery (also called Adamson Cemetery) which actually led us near Glen, GA. I think this church was near Beulah Baptist Church in Hillabahatchee, GA; we got out and looked at the grave markers in a cemetery out in front of this church. Did not venture too near the church itself; didn’t know what might be inside. Betty Hester Smith,
    Knoxville, TN., native of Ben Hill Co., GA., Fitgzgerald

  4. Carol Binns

    I believe the church was in Webster County. It has been torn down.

  5. Birk Herrath

    I want to thank you for all your postings. You have motivated myself and many of my friends to visit the places you post on your website..Yesterday we visited Fargo ,Georgia along with Folkston and the Okeefenokee swamp.Thank you for your dedication to doing what you are doing, it is much appreciated.

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