My interest in this congregation is tied to James Walton Shepherd’s holding-forth there in the middle 1890’s. He preached regularly at Lynnville after his stint in Australia and new Zealand and before his editorial duties for Gospel Advocate in Nashville (and briefly at Nashville Bible School as Librarian). It was during Shepherd’s ministry at Lynnville that his Handbook on Baptism was published by Gospel Advocate Publishing Company (1894). Lynnville is due south of Nashville, equidistant bewtwen Columbia and Pulaski, in the heart of Middle Tennessee. This card is postamrked 23 September 1909.