On Wednesday, May of 1888, a seminary student, Mr. George Clayton Shaw came to Oxford,
a town of 17,479 Negroes, fifty-
On the first Sunday in August, 1888 the church was established and given the name Timothy Darling Presbyterian church as a tribute to Dr. Timothy Darling, a former teacher of Shaw at Auburn Theological.
Shaw raised fifty-
On May 7, 1890, the Rev. George Clayton Shaw graduated from Auburn Theological Seminary. On May 14, he married Miss Mary E. Lewis. Though their efforts, not only was a church founded, but also Mary Potter Academy. Dr. Shaw served the church until his death in 1936. Dr. Hermon S. Davis, a graduate of Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary in Charlotte, N.C., the principal of Mary Potter School, was installed as pastor in April 11, 1937.
Several ministers have served the church. Revs:Clarence E. Lannon: May 19, 1957 -
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