Church History

The original church was called Fairview Christian Union Church.  It was located 10 miles south of Indianola, Iowa and one-quarter mile south of the town of Cool, Iowa.  The church was organized November 11, 1893 with 12 members.  The first church was erected in 1894 but burnt in the winter of 1914-1915.  The church was rebuilt in the town Cool the following year and dedicated July 29, 1916.  The church in Cool was worshiped in until 2006 when the present church was built.  The present church was built on Highway 69 which is located 8 miles south of Indianola and 2 miles north of the previous church in the settlement of Cool.  This was also when the name was changed to Fairview Community Church of Cool.

The Church has always been evangelistic, so during its early years grew to its capacity. Then the hard years of the Great Depression threatened to close the doors, but a faithful few hung on and gradually it became a thriving country church again.

We, at Fairview, are thankful for the ministers who have kept the gospel pure and true.  Our ministry, as we perceive it, is to reach out to the lost, edify the believers, and serve our wonderful Lord by serving the community.  As Jesus said, “When you have done it unto the least of these, my brethren, you have done it unto me.”

We truly thank the Lord, our God, for the way He continues to bless the ministry of the Fairview Church. May God bless the work of this, that through it His love will shine through to us all.

-From of Writing of Jeanne King

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