As the opening words of Genesis reminds us, all things have a beginning – including churches. Several members of the R.N. Jones family, as well as others from those first families, have given us an insight into those beginnings. Lake Wales was a town of 400 people by 1915, with persons from many different states and many faiths. Only the Presbyterians had built a church, so it became the site of worship for all. Yet there were Methodists who yearned for their own tradition.
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