The website of the Big Flatrock Christian Church gives an informative insight into the history of this still vibrant rural Rush County Indiana church. One preacher, Knowles Shaw, gave his first sermon as a charter member of this congregation. Shaw was also an author, singer and evangelist. He was a very prolific writer of hymns, penning over 110, including the beloved and well known “Bringing in the Sheaves”.
The original church edifice was built in 1852, with a major renovation occurring in 1921. The church is “just over the hill” from a beautiful covered bridge constructed in 1888 by the E.L. Kennedy Company. Lots of history in this corner of Rush County , Indiana in the heart of Hoosier farmland.