Galloway United Methodist Church is the oldest Christian congregation in Jackson. We recently celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of our present sanctuary. With such a long history, there were many stories and historical events witnessed in our church. Several years ago, Carol Andersen, a member of Galloway and Assistant Director for Programs for the MS Humanities Council, approached the Congregational Life and Care Team about an Oral History Project for Galloway. Oral histories collect and record memories and personal insights of events of historical significance. After informational meetings and interviewer training, the project began. The Finance Committee granted approval to request $2500 from the Mississippi Humanities Council to initiate an Oral History program.