REVEILLE Sterlington Louisiana

Monroe, LA

Date Founded: 1969

Services began on January 9, 1969 at the Ouachita parish Junior High School. Most of the charter members had formerly attended the Gordon Avenue Methodist Church. They voted to change their name and move to a better location in growing southeast Monroe. The new church was formerly organized by D.S. Rev. W.D. Boddie on May 19, 1969. The name Reveille means “to awaken, to arouse.” Banners in the sanctuary are inscribed with “Awake” and “Arise.”

The first appointed pastor was Rev. Karl B. Tooke. Under his leadership, the church was built on 4.5 acres of land along Nutland Road. Construction on the 3200 square foot church was completed in 1971. A 2400 square foot education building was added in 1974 under the leadership of Rev. Ray Spillers. The exteriors of both buildings are covered with a deep coral-colored redwood paneling. The debt on both buildings was retired on April 13, 1986 under the leadership of Rev. Gene Kimble.

Three members of the church … Amos Price, Johnny Hankins, and Stuart Sherman … have entered the ministry.