Christ Evangelical Lutheran
This is one of the newer congregations in Montgomery County, having organized in September 1956 with 112 members. Rev. John C. Stacy pastored this church for many years. In November 1961, the new church at 300 W South Boulevard was built and a few years afterward, this parish became three-way, including Phanuel Lutheran in Wallace and Darlington's St. James Lutheran. In 1968, however, Rev. Stacy's soul (:) church became Crawfordsville. Rev. Stacy, Charlotte Hotopp Zachary, along with others took off on a community ministry launch. Not long afteward, the Christian Nursing Service, FISH and Hospital Chaplaincy were in existence and I think are still in existence some 30 years later. The building used today was finished in 1979, Easter Sunday its first service. CEL still thrives today.