Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Henry Clay Morrison 160th Birthday Celebration

In May of 1937, eighty year old Morrison, accompanied by his daughter, Helen, came home to Bedford Kentucky, to visit the old home where he was born. An article in the Trimble Democrat Paper, (June 3, 1937) recorded this account.
Dr. H.C. Morrison And His Daughter Visit Birthplace.
About ten days ago, Dr. H.C. Morrison of Louisville, a most eminent minister of the Southern Methodist Church, editor of the Pentecostal Herald, and President of... Wilmore College, in company with his daughter, Helen, came to Bedford to visit his birth place, now owned by Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Cutshaw and daughters. He entered the dining room, the room in which he was born, and turned to Helen and said, "Helen, in here, right over in that corner, is the place your father first saw the light. When I was a few weeks old my mother left me in here in the care of a Mrs. Morgan while she went to Hickory Grove church. When she returned she picked me up in her arms and danced around the room shouting, "I gave my little Henry to the Lord today to preach the gospel, and I believe He accepted my gift." She has been gone many years and here I am the answer to her prayer."
He then asked to see the big living room of which he had heard his grandmother speak. As he entered that room he remarked that it was large enough to hold a protracted meeting. Before leaving the house he offered a prayer for the happiness and material success for those living within the sacred walls of the old home; for the people of Bedford and of Tremble County, KY. He then hurried on his way, pausing only long enough to pay tribute to an old rock in the front yard and a few of the old trees and vines which have been there so long. Dr. Morrison was eighty years old on March 10, 1937, and is still preaching the gospel, both in the pulpit and over the radio.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Morrison Park Glasgow, Kentucky, 2017 Schedule of Events

Events planned for the 2017 year at Morrison Park, and other related services, are as follow. Please make plans to attend all the services that you can. Schedules are subject to change, so check back often.

* April 16,   Easter Sunrise Service, 6 a.m. Easter morning. Bro. Dale Copas is scheduled to conduct the service.

* April 30,  5th Sunday service at Morrison Park 11 a.m. Bro. Gary Bewley is scheduled to conduct the preaching service.

* May 23,  (Tues.) through (Sun.) May 28, Morrison Park Revival.  7 p.m. nightly (Tues - Sat.)
 The Sunday evening service will begin at 6 p.m.
-Bro.Wayne Strode will be conducting the song services each night.
-Sunday night May 28, Bro. Dale Copas will be conducting the preaching service.
Other evangelists will be announced at a later date.

* June 25,  Holy Spirit / Heartfelt Salvation Testimony Day, Sunday evening at 2 p.m. A special service to witness to the community, that you know and testify of a Heartfelt Salvation, and the receiving of the Holy Spirit as promised in the Holy Scriptures. There are many in our community, even devoted church members, who have never been taught and preached this essential message for salvation and eternal life. Come for an evening of celebration, worship, praise, and if the Lord will, many wonderful testimonies to the saving grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Tell your church, help fill the hillside.Be a light, a witness  and a testimony, to your experience of a glorious heartfelt salvation. The Spirit will surly be there.

*June 30, July 1, and July 2. Weekend Revival at Morrison Park, hosted by East Main Methodist Church. Evangelist will be Bro.Rick Curry

* Indian Springs Holiness Camp Meeting , Flovilla Ga. will be held, July 13- 23. For a truly great experience, make plans to attend some or all of the services. You will not be disappointed in your trip.

* July 16,  (beginning Sunday night, until announced closed), Bro. Gary Bewley will be helper in revival at New Bethal Missionary Baptist Church in Allen Co. Kentucky. Bro. Billy Moran is the pastor. Time of services will be announced at a later date.

July 30, 5th Sunday service at Morrison Park, Bro. Gary Bewley is scheduled to conduct the preaching service.

October 29, 5th Sunday service at Morrison Park, Bro. Gary Bewley is scheduled to conduct the preaching service.

Other services or events are likely to to be added, so be sure to check often. Please plan to attend all the services that you can. Tell others, and please be prayerful for all the services and the the success of Morrison Park. The park cannot be fully restored and successful unless you come, help and support us. God bless you. Bro. Gary Bewley.  Morrison Park is located on hwy 63 approx. 5 miles from Glasgow, Ky. For more information contact Gary Bewley 270-834-9553,  or

Thursday, December 15, 2016

New plaque by Awards Inc.honors Carl Jackson at Morrison Park.

A new plaque has been given to us by Award's Inc. (on the square in Glasgow), which honors Carl Jackson. The dedication of the Carl Jackson Tabernacle took place on Sept. 11, 2016, but the brass plaque to honor him was not yet prepared for the dedication. Awards Inc. has donated the plaque to Morrison Park and it will soon be permanently placed on the Tabernacle. Carl Jackson and his family were the largest contributors to the restoration of the park. Mr. Jackson's uncle, Rev. J.L. Piercy was a great friend of Dr. Morrison's , and went around the world with him in 1909 on an evangelism tour. See posts on this blog dated 1-27-2013 "J.L. Piercy remembered", and "J.L. Piercy cabin reconstructed", for more information. We are so thankful for the Carl Jackson family, and are so thankful to Awards Inc. for donating this wonderful brass plaque to honor and remember this special, and most generous man. Below is a biography of Carl Jackson written in by his son in honor of his father, recorded in the dedication program from September 11, 2016.
Carl Kenneth Jackson was born April 11, 1927 in Glasgow, KY to Ernest Harlow Jackson and Nannie May Piercy. Being the youngest of five children, family became an important part of his life at an early age as he lost his father when he was eight years old. His oldest brother, Joe Lee Jackson, became a surrogate father to him and he was supported to a great extent, by his other three siblings, Margaret, Thomas and Paul. He grew up on a farm on Glover Road, off the Burkesville Road, and use to walk to Vernon school on Vernon School Road, where he received his education. He was baptized in Falling Timber Creek and was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.
He enlisted in the U. S. Army during World War II and served in both France and Germany. After his honorable discharge from the Army in 1949, he returned to Glasgow, KY, where he met Roberta Ann Moran. They were married on November 2, 1949 by his uncle, the Rev. J. L. Piercy (Jehu Louis), a protégé of the Rev. Henry Clay Morrison. They were married in his uncle’s house in Glasgow, KY, which he later bought from him in 1959. As a bonus, the house included his uncle’s extensive library of religious and other literary works. They had two children, Steven Lee and Margaret Ann. Tragedy struck his life again on August 11, 1965 when his wife was killed in a car accident.
Although Carl had no college education, his entrepreneurial spirit was well versed in business. His business career started in many places in Glasgow including, as co­-owner of J & F Furniture and later, as the operating manager of the Uptowner Hotel and Restaurant. After leaving Glasgow, he went to Elizabethtown, KY, where he managed the Holiday Inn and Restaurant off of I-65. He later retired from Lowe’s as the building products manager, after traveling with Lowe’s to Owensboro, KY, Nashville, TN, and San Marcos, TX.
Carl’s life also included many civic and political endeavors, including serving as a Glasgow city council member for two terms, where he was greatly admired and respected by the people he represented. His family also had a history of Masons, which he became one in his early career, and eventually became a Master of Allen Masonic Lodge #24. He always loved his association with the Masons.

In the end of the Rev. J. L .Piercy’s life, Carl was a dedicated caregiver and spent many hours with him at the Glasgow Community Hospital. One of his last road trips from his retirement home in Louisville, KY, before his death on January 13, 2015, was to Morrison Park. He was so proud of the wonderful work that had been done by the many volunteers and the lasting footprint that Morrison Park would have in Barren County. He would be so happy and proud today to have the Tabernacle dedicated to him. 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Revival concludes at Morrison Park

    We had a great revival at Morrison Park Camp Meeting the last week of October. Many wonderful sermons, ministers, and guest. There was a wonderful presence and awareness of the Holy Spirit unlike you find in most services. God bless all who came and supported our efforts.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Bro. Timothy Shirley will preach Saturday night at Morrison Park

    Bro. Tim Shirley will be preaching Saturday night at Morrison Park Camp Meeting. Bro. Shirley has pastured several local churches in his long-time ministry and has been my Pastor for several years. There is no finer preacher of the gospel. He is a man full of the Holy Spirit, and it shows in his message. Bro. Shirley is shown below preaching the first sermon at Morrison Park a few years ago. He is pictured in the Morrison Library cabin. Come hear Bro. Shirley Saturday night as he preaches in our new tabernacle. Morrison Park is located on Hwy. 63 about 5 miles from Glasgow, Ky.

Bro. Billy Moran will preach Friday night at Morrison Park

    Friday night. Bro. Billy Moran, Pastor of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church will preach at Morrison Park. Bro. Moran is one of the finest and most respected ministers you will ever hear. There will also be performances by The East Main Methodist Church Praise Band. Services begin at 6:30 p.m. Morrison Park is located on Hwy. 63 approx. 5 miles from Glasgow, Kentucky. Everyone is encouraged to please attend. It will be a special night. God Bless.

Come to Morrison Park Sunday morning, Oct. 30 for a message on Christian Holiness.

A MOST IMPORTANT MESSAGE THE LORD WANTS YOU TO HEAR. "HOLINESS". This may seem strange coming from the chiefest of sinners, but the Lord has directed me to preach a message on Holiness,SUNDAY MORNING OCTOBER 30, 11 A.M.
This is a 5th Sunday. Many churches will not have services. May I ask you consider coming to Morrison Park. I believe you will be deeply touched and affected, but hopefully encouraged and blessed by His message. It is my opinion, every Christian who reads this should be here. I am assured it is the Lord's opinion, and I hope it will be your opinion too. I (Gary Bewley), the old sinful preacher will seek most dutifully to be obedient to His will. Please consider this prayerfully. I am not seeking to preach to you another religion, nor another gospel, such a man must be accursed, I will be preaching, what to many is an almost forgotten doctrine. Please be prayerful about this service. There is much to be gained, or much to be lost by your coming, or not coming. Hope to see there Sunday morning. There is room for all. Love, Gary Bewley
Morrison Park Holiness Camp Meeting is located on Hwy. 63 near Glasgow, Ky.