BAYOU SCIE Zwolle Louisiana

Zwolle, LA

Date Founded: 1843

The church was founded in 1843. There's a sign in front of the church that says 'est. 1830.' A plaque in front of the church says it was established in 1834 by three circuit riders … William Stephenson, James P. Stephenson, and Preston Cooper … and that the first pastor was Rev. Samuel Webb. The earliest extant quarterly conference records at the church (dated June 15, 1869) notes that B.F. Alexander was the pastor at that time. The earliest extant quarterly conference records at the church (dated June 15, 1869) notes that B.F. Alexander was the pastor at that time.

In 1981, a 28’x60’ building was constructed to provide classroom space. After that, improvements include new lights in the sanctuary, carpeting, ceiling fans, and new pew cushions.