The following is one of several Collegeside member profiles written by Donna Smith over a period of several years. They tell the personal stories of some of our long-time members, some of whom are living and some of whom have gone on to be with their Lord. Their personal stories are an important part of the historical fabric of Collegeside.
You probably don’t realize that a crying toddler led to the first addition to the still-new Collegeside Church building. That toddler was Phil Craighead on his first visit to Collegeside, and he was crying and protesting because he wanted to go to Bible class. Bob Lee Maddux, who was trying to teach an adult class in spite of the crying, agreed. So, Bob Lee Maddux began the annex to give the growing church more space, especially for children’s classes. [Read more…]