Location: Happy Camp, Siskiyou, California, United States
Surnames/tags: Happy_Camp Independent_Fundamental_Churches_of_America
"Little Log Haven in the Hills"
Happy Camp Bible Church is a log church in Happy Camp, California, built by community members and volunteers in 1928 to house the ministrations of the circuit riding Methodist Rev Dr. Leon L. Loofbourow. The church was build on donated land with logs harvested from the area that now houses the Happy Camp Airport. At the time it was the only church within a 75 mile radius.
The first service was held on August 5, 1928, with the walls built but the roof still off: a memorial service for a grandson of Forty-Niner and Klamath River miner John Wesley Southard, Gorham Southard, whose father Lee had written to the Rev Dr. Loofbourow following the boy's death in May, "We have one consolation, that those who die without the law shall be judged without the law, and Gorham was a good boy and never harmed anyone. But he never had chance of a religious training further than his mother and I had taught him. Should you ever get back up this way I wish you to preach his funeral."
Since 1982, the church has been pastored by Stan and Virginia Poeschel under mission of the Northwest Independent Church Extension (NICE).
The current church has a YouTube Channel containing some recorded sermons.
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