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Tried Stone Missionary Baptist Church

Brief History


The Tried Stone Missionary Baptist Church was organized by Rev. Nathaniel Calhoun Sr.

On Saturday, September 20, 1980, at 7:00 pm, eighty people met at the home of Mrs. Jeffery Sue Coleman, 76 Michigan Street, Mount Clemens, Michigan. The meeting was called to order by Reverend Nathaniel Calhoun, Sr. Following devotion, Rev. Calhoun stated the purpose for the meeting was to organize the church. The name Tried Stone from the scripture reference, Isaiah 28:16 was submitted by Rev. Calhoun and accepted by common consent; thus, we became the Tried Stone Missionary Baptist Church. The first worship service was held at the V.F.W. Hall, 129 South Broadway. From the V.F.W. Hall, we moved to Martin Luther King School, 400 Clinton River Drive, and then to the George Washington Jr. High School, 196 North Rose Street. After much prayer and hard work, we moved to our current location.

The present building and nine adjacent lots were purchased from Joy Community Church. On December 6, 1981, a motorcade of twenty-seven cars proceeded from the V.F.W. Hall to this location of 23512 Joy Boulevard, where 205 people entered this building. God has blessed us to continue to work on our present edifice.

A list of the pastors which God has allowed to Shepherd Tried Stone are, Pastors Nathaniel Calhoun (1980-1982), Clyde Williams (1983-1985), Winston A. Williams (1987), Edwin D. Brown (1988-1992), Otis N. White (1993-2001), and our current Pastor Terence Standifer, Sr. (November 2001-Today).