Services were held on the second and fourth Sundays because we shared the building with St. Lawrence African Methodist Episcopal Church, who worshiped first and third Sundays.
Sister Annie Smith Peters, who currently serves on the Repast Committee, was Sunday school superintendent during 1938 and 1939. As the town of Eatonville grew, so did the Macedonia congregation.
In 1948, the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church moved to Calhoun Street and Eatonville Road (Kennedy Blvd.). This modern-day structure featured steep stairs on the front that stretched from one side of the church to the other.
The basement housed the kitchen and dining room. The bathrooms were on the outside rear of the building. The steeple housed the large bell, with its very distinct sound, which rang 15 minutes prior to Sunday school and church services.
It was also used to notify the community of deaths, fires, and other emergencies. Rev. J. W. Mitchell was the pastor. Rev. J. E. McCrary later pastored the church for two months. Rev. Lester Smith became the next pastor until 1956.
Even as a youth, where he worked diligently in his church Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, and in Congress No. 2, it was evident that God had a special calling on young Willie C. Barnes.
February of 1987, Rev. Barnes was ordained by Rev. L. W. Wilson, his pastor, and advisor. Prior to coming to Macedonia, he served as Associate Pastor at Bethlehem and Spark Level Missionary Baptist Church in Cherry Lake, Florida.
A 16 classroom educational facility, a living center that will house a gym, and retail suites will help to expand the economic base of the community. Under the leadership of Pastor Barnes, Macedonia moves forward with resolution, imagination, and trust in the unchanging God.