History of the Restoration Movement

John M. Higgins


Early Gospel Preacher In Greene County, Arkansas

Brother John M. Higgins was one of the pioneer preachers of Greene County, Arkansas. He was born February 19, 1845 and died July 13, 1922 having outlived the 'threescore and ten' years by seven. He was married to Miss Catherine Moody September 17, 1871. His wife was called "Katie." They were devoted to Christ and His Church and lived a good part of their lives in the Pine Knot Community. Though it was a day's task to drive the wagon and team to Pine Knot Church where Brother Higgins preached, they did it faithfully in all kinds of weather. Eight children graced their home, four boys and four girls. Several of their descendants still live in Greene County and are faithful to the church.

-Arkansas Angels, Boyd E. Morgan. p.8

Location Of The Grave Of J.M. Higgins

John M. Higgins is buried in the Pine Knot Church of Christ Cemetery in Greene County, Arkansas. From Memphis, Tennessee head north on I-55 into Arkansas. Take Exit 23, Hwy. 63 toward Jonesboro. In Jonesboro, take Hwy 49 north to Paragould. As Hwy. 49 intersects with Hwy. 412, turn left and go about 3 1/2 miles. Turn left on CR707 (Pine Knot Rd.) and go to stop sign. Turn right on CR707. Go to dead end. Turn right on on CR 770. The church will be up the hill on the cnr of CR 770 and CR 715. Enter the cemetery to the right of the sign and head toward the rear. The cemetery is toward the right rear.

GPS Coordinates
N 36º01.761' x W 090º35.920'
15' Accuracy
Facing West

John M. Higgins
Feb. 19, 1845
July 13, 1922

Pine Knot Church of Christ

Oldest Continuous Meeting Church Of Christ West Of The Mississippi River - Since 1841

The Church of Christ
Estb. AD 33
Pine Knott Cong. Estb. 1841
New Location 10-12-67

See Another Site Dedicated To The History Of Pine Knott

Baptismal Pool Discovered Near Pine Knot Church Building
Posted to Facebook: 03.24.2024 by Omer Overbay
Posted here by permission.
Note the posted explanation by Omer Overbay: What an interesting picture Adam Eades shared with us this morning at 7th and Mueller. You guys know me and history! Original outside baptistery at Pine Knot Church of Christ, with spring fed water still flowing today. It’s the oldest continuous meeting Church of Christ west of the Mississippi River, starting around 1841.

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