FAITH CHAPEL/FURNACE MOUNTAIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Timeline
1880 - Sunday School and Prayer Meeting started in one-room school house near Lost Corner, Virginia by Mr. William Luckett, Mr. Joseph Shroy and Mr. Frank McKimmey. Rev. L.B. Turnbull, pastor at Catoctin Church in Waterford preached at least monthly.
November 9, 1884 - Revival meeting led by Rev. William Dinwiddie resulted in twenty new members for Faith Chapel.
August 9, 1885 - New church building dedicated. Messrs. Luckett, Shroy and McKimmey appointed as the building committee. When completed there was a debt of $79 for building materials. On Dedication Day an offering of $89 was received and the debt was eliminated. Since the building was erected through and dedicated by Faith, it was named Faith Chapel.
1890 - First burial at cemetery
February 14, 1886 - Mr. C. F. McKimmey became a ruling elder
April 1893 to 1909 - Rev. E.L. Wilson served as pastor
October 1909 to July 1914 - Rev. A.N. Perryman served as pastor
March 1915 - Rev. J.M. Holliday installed as pastor
June 1916 - Rev. Bolling Hobson arrives; Installed as pastor in October 1917
March 1917 - Building lengthened 22 feet, acetylene lights installed; Faith Chapel separates from Catoctin; Work begins on Furnace Mountain
Chapel; Building erected without debt. Building used as a school by Leesburg District School Board.
July 1919 to July 1921 - Rev. C.B. Ratchford served as pastor
October 1921 to April 1924 - Rev. J. Seig served as pastor
1924 - Faith Chapel set aside as an individual church. Five acres of land purchased from J. W. Shroy for manse property and a manse built valued at $4,500.
June 1924 to March 1926 - Rev. W. J. King, pastor at Leesburg preaches at Faith Chapel two Sunday afternoons each month.
May 9, 1926 - Rev. Bolling Hobson returns
October 11, 1928 to December 10, 1933 - Rev. J. W. Osborn serves as pastor
June 1934 - First Vacation Bible School; 110 enrolled.
1935 - 50th anniversary observed
August 1941 - Rev. E. S. McGavock installed as pastor
September 19, 1942 - Potomac Presbytery meets at Faith Chapel
Sept 1945 - 60th anniversary celebrated; Sunday School building dedicated
1944 - Electricity at Furnace Mountain
December 1948 to August 1951 - Rev. Henry Willis serves as pastor
Jan 1, 1952 to 1956 - Rev. William Smythe serves as pastor
1955 - Building Fund started for addition to Furnace Mountain
May 1957 - Rev. E. S. McGavock serves as pastor
1958 - Two story Sunday School building started
May 28, 1961 - December 1965 - Rev. Philip O. Miller serves as pastor following graduation from Union Theological Seminary, Richmond
1968 - Sanctuary improvements
Spring 1969 - Circular porch and steps installed
May 1971 - Rev. Warner Dubose serves as pastor
July 1975 - Over 200 attend 90th anniversary celebration
1975 - 1977 - Rev. Jack Wilkers serves as pastor
1978 - Rev. Fletcher Hutchison begins 26 year pastorate at Faith Chapel/Furnace Mountain
November 2006 to June 2008 - Rev. Wayne Blaser serves as designated pastor
June 2007 - Faith Chapel and Furnace Mountain separate
November 2009 - Rev. Kevin Powell begins as pastor at Faith Chapel; Installed March 14, 2010
December 20, 2015 - Last Worship Service at Faith Chapel