The old Trinity AME Zion Church will come tumbling down next week, but not before the items still left in the dilapidated building are put up for sale this Friday and Saturday.

Ole Bigwood LLC of Owensboro will be handling the demolition and salvaging the wood and bricks from the old church.


The old Trinity AME Zion Church is headed for demolition, but the materials will be salvaged as much as possible. A public sale is set for Friday and Saturday.

“The church has been vacant for years and recently condemned,” said Ole Bigwood owner Drew Knight. “I grew up in this church and was married in it in1985. The historic church is in a high visibility location in my hometown and was once the church home to doctors, teachers and other members.”

Knight said he wants to salvage as many items as possible before the wrecking ball knocks the church flat. In a deal with the church’s former owners involving demolition costs, etc., Knight also now owns the property the church sits on.

There are church pews, chairs, a pulpit, glassware, stained glass windows, lighting that appears to be from the turn-of-the last century, gas heaters, kitchen appliances, coolers and other miscellaneous items. There is also a piano and an organ, though Knight said he’s not sure if they are in good condition.

These items will be on sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Ole Bigwood will begin taking bids on the stained glass windows on Friday and award the bids at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Pricing for the items will be relatively low, with chairs probably starting somewhere in the neighborhood of $5 or $10, he said.