I received this email, with permission to post it. I'm glad the building is still being used to serve the Lord.
Someone brought me a printed copy of the forum post at:https://www.byzcath.org/forums/ubbthreads.php/galleries/406713
It was pretty dated, but I had some information on this church that I thought you may want to share or update. (I was not interested in joining the forum.)
I am part of an 18-year old ministry in Lynch (and the surrounding counties) called Meridzo Center. We have a number of ministry branches and outreaches. (See meridzo.com)
We are the current deed holders of the old church in your post. Local lore indicates that the church was originally built by the town's founders, the U.S. Steel Corporation, to accommodate the need for a Greek orthodox church so one of the miners could be married in one. Legend tells that he and his wife were married there and never returned so it was later sold to the Baptists.
As the local population diminished with the decline of the coal industry here (the town of Lynch went from 10,000 in its heyday to less than 800 today) the remaining deacons of the Baptist Church deeded the property over to our ministry because we were "the only ones using and taking care of the building". (Our small staff was meeting there for our Bible studies.)
Meridzo Center's directors are Lonnie and Belinda Riley. She grew up here in Lynch and he is from Hazard, Ky. He gave his heart to the Lord in this church and they were married there. He now the Pastor Emeritus of Community Christian Center (aka C3).
Once our ministry acquired the facility, we began operating it as a non-denominational Community Christian Center.
You can learn more about C3 at http://meridzo.com/community-christian-center/
and our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/c3lynch.
Rev. Eric Rutherford
Ministry Associate, Community Christian Center