History of DPC

A small group of people were attending a church in the Utah Community in late 1966. A desire was born in the heart of the pastor Reverend Ed Cottrell and the congregation to build a more sufficient building nearer to the town of Decaturville.

After much prayer, a plot of land which was cedar rock glade was purchased on September 23, 1967. Construction of the church was completed in 1968.

Charter members who first conceived the idea of new church and who attended the new sanctuary were: Pastor Ed Cottrell and his wife Ruby, John and Eva Bunch, Charles and Peggy Woods, J.C. and Dortha Ivy and their daughters Brenda and Kay, Henry and Annie Bell Moore, Tom and Elizabeth Knight, Melton and Myrtle Jane Moore and their daughter Sandra, Delton and Jeanette Moore, James and Thelma Turpin and their children Linda, Kay, Stevie, Danny, and Jannie and Troy and Maudie Mooney and their children Linda, Judy, and Regina.

Because of the growth of membership from about 28 to 65, the dream of a new sanctuary began in 1978.

Under the pastorship of Reverend Gib Mayo, money was borrowed and work began on the project. The membership banned together and most of the work was done by the members. In the summer of 1979, their dream became a reality when the 44 X 70 sanctuary was completed.

Pastors who have faithfully served God at the church are (in order) Reverends Ed Cottrell, Gib Mayo, Raymond Roach, Jimmy Mustain, Larry Blackwell, and Welvon Mayo.

From the faithful congregation of DPC have come home mission pastors, regular pastors and assistant pastors. These faithful men and women serve God in various parts of the country.