About the Church

Christian Sabbath Assembly was founded in 1940 by Mildred Ketchum Ball in her home with assistance from Ida Mae Chandler, Polkie Walker, and Jesse Roberson, along with many other dedicated people. A document from these meetings can be viewed here: 1949 Journal.pdf

On May 13,1950 a room was dedicated that was built on to her home for fellowship and worship. This became the first May Meeting that continues to this day. (May meeting is preaching and fellowship the entire Sabbath.) This room was called the Prayer Room Mission. In 1973 the current building was constructed and named The Tower of Prayer.

Different elements of the church were given to Sister Ball by God. The building was instructed to be "On the round" so its shape is an octagon. Sister Ball was also instructed to have 7 marble tablets engraved with the 10 commandments and placed on the north wall of the church behind the pulpit area. She was told to build the church with an upper room that was to be used for Passover service.

  Christian Sabbath Assembly Building

Sister Balls mother, Ida Mae Chandler, was given a vision of what should adorn the roof of the church. The star of David with the word "Zion" written in Hebrew. These structures still stand today exactly as they did 30 years ago when they were instructed through visions from God.

The Star of David, Magen David

To emphasize the Christian nature of the congregation the name was changed to Christian Sabbath Assembly in 1997.

Sister Mildred Chandler Ketchum Ball

Mildred Chandler Ketchum Ball


Photo of Church from 1980's

Photo of the church from the late 1970's or early 1980's

Luke 14:23


"And the master said to the slave, 'Go out into the highways and along the hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
Updated January   -  2017