The Founding Members

Names of members of the first class, then known as the Palmyra class, Wakarusa Mission, Missouri Conference, organized July 22, 1855:Henry Barricklow

  • Henry Barricklow
  • David Eldridge
  • Hulda Eldridge
  • William Graham
  • Jane Graham
  • Daniel Johnson
  • Farrington Barricklow
  • Lewis F. Green
  • Nehemiah Green
  • Archibald Harris
  • Perces Harris
  • Rosella Harris
  • Helen Harris

Barricklow Cabin

Mr. Henry Barricklow, experienced Methodist class leader, held the first class meeting in his “claim home”, just east of where Signal Oak Park exists.

Other class members opened their homes for their Sunday services of Bible study, testimony, prayer, and sometimes song.

Barricklow’s own influence remained strong. A good farmer, and soon a trustee and supporter of Baker University, his resourcefulness set the course for a strong church.

The tombstone of Henry and Mary Barricklow in the old Pioneer cemetery just south of Baldwin, contains the words, “Two of the Founders of Baker University.”


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Last Sunday of the Month


One worship service only

10:45 a.m. Blended Worship

Traditional Service at 8:30

We have added a traditional worship service at 8:30 on Sunday mornings. Our 10:45 service is still a contemporary/blended service. Come and join us for worship!

Food Pantry
A reminder that there is an increasing need for donations to the Food Pantry.  We are serving 100-plus persons each week.

Contact Information


704 8th St.
PO Box 25
Baldwin City, KS 66006




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