Spotlight on Crestwood
No matter if you’re a member of Crestwood or an interested visitor to our website, there’s probably a lot you don’t know about our wonderful church! Gaye Holman was a member of Crestwood decades ago, and has recently rejoined our church after moving back to Lexington. She realized the church has changed since she left, so she is writing a series of articles highlighting a different aspect of our church and its ministries. We hope you enjoy reading these articles and learning more about Crestwood.
Crestwood Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Crestwood celebrated it’s 50th Anniversary in 2009! A key part of our celebration was the gathering of historical information and writing the story of Crestwood’s birth. The result of this effort, by former member Ben Cowgill who was the Chair of the 50th Anniversary Committee, was titled “Called as Partners in Christ’s Service” and can be read by clicking here. Ben also produced a 50th Anniversary Journal Website and most of the materials included in this history section of the website is based on his website.
Click here to read about the design of our sanctuary and the symbolism of the stained glass windows.
Historical Documents and Photographs
The following documents illustrate the birth of Crestwood in 1959. Many of the items are referred to in the story of Crestwood’s birth referred to above. Click on the document or picture to view.
Page 1: “Enroll now for Charter Membership”
Page 2: “New Church Named ‘Crestwood'”
Page 1: “Sunday to be Historic Occasion”
Page 2: “News of the Crestwood Christian Church”
“Crestwood will be commissioned Sunday morning at … Central, Woodland, Lafayette and Arlington”
Page 1: “The newly commissioned members of Crestwood Church will leave during the singing of stanzas 1 and 2 …”
“All followers of Christ are invited to commune if they so desire.”
144 men, women and children in the Glendover gym, moments after the Communion Service
“Site of the new Crestwood Christian Church”