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Winston-Salem Church Group Holds Home Dedication


A youth volunteer helps construct the front porch of a home built by Mountain Outreach and College Park Baptist Church.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. - The work to build a new house began on a Monday morning and was completed the following Thursday evening. On Friday July 6, members of University of the Cumberlands’ Mountain Outreach and College Park Baptist church celebrated the success with a dedication service.

“As always, we dedicate to the Lord first, but this year we also dedicate the home in memory of Wes Morgan,” said Senior Pastor Ramon Smith.


Over 150 volunteers worked for four days to build this home.

The service is usually an emotional experience for all involved but this year the dedication was particularly emotional for College Park.

Morgan, one of the cofounders of College Park’s construction ministry, lost his battle with cancer this past April. This year would have marked his nineteenth year working with Mountain Outreach.

Over 150 workers, of all ages, from College Park Baptist and Mountain Outreach were present at the home dedication.

The dedication service included prayer, singing and fellowship. Following the dedication, the group members shared hugs with the family and promised to come again.

“The ministry doesn’t stop with the building of the house. This family has made 155 new friends,” said Director of Mountain Outreach Marc Hensley. “These new friends will maintain a lifelong relationship.”

University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, is a private liberal arts college in its 118th year of operation. Cumberlands offers four undergraduate degrees in 37 major fields of study, 30 minors and nine pre-professional programs, graduate degrees and certifications in education as well as online and accelerated, nontraditional programs for adults.