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Our History

People in the area"who were strong adherents to the Methodist faith" began meeting in homes around the time of the American Revolution. Margaret (Peggy) Bramlett and her sons, John, Nathan, and Henry III, are recognized as founders of the church which was organized in circa 1779. Hereafter, the church was known by the family name.  In Francis Asbury's journal, he tells of three visits to Widow Bramlett's meeting house, first 1799, then 1801 and 1802   

The present building was constructed about 1920 with renovations and additions being made in 1957 and 1963. A playground was added approximately thirty years ago, but the exact year is not known. The Family Life Center was added in 1993.

The Methodist Church merged with the Evangelical United Brethren forming the United Methodist Church in 1968


The  Leadership  Team

Rev. John Fahrney
Kim Cooley Black

  Music Ministry Director

Forest Black

  Assistant Music Ministry Director

Tabitha Keitt

Treasurer/Children's Ministry Director

Randy Dowell
Madeline Crowder

Youth Ministry Leader

Melinda Zimmerman

Nursery Coordinator

Jerry Williams Jr.

Sound Technician

Todd Crowder
Judy Riddle, Church Historian.

Our appreciation and thanks to Judy for her research contributions.

I have completed a history of Bramlett United Methodist Church, Bramlett Church Road, Gray Court (Laurens County). Included are early church records, names of slaves who attended Bramlett, extensive cemetery information including over four hundred obituaries of those buried in church cemetery and church family buried elsewhere. Earliest church families were Bramlett and Burdett. Some of the other families throughout the years are Abercrombie, Cox, Duckworth, Glenn, Gray, Harris, Manly, Miller, Prior, Wallace, Whittaker, Williams. There are over four hundred pictures and additional early Methodist history on such things as circuit riders and camp meetings. Contact me at 876-3757 or for your copy. $40 plus $7 if mailed to you.

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