Pictorial History

Many, many thanks to Robert Cundiff for sharing these photos and captions with Royal Feltner, who graciously allowed us to re-use the information.

Miss Lela G. McConnell

Lela G. McConnell

She brought to the Kentucky Mountains a determination to do what God had called her to do.

The people who came with her shared her vision and were dedicated to her goals.

When the local people met her and understood who she was, they gave land and manpower to her cause.

From their hard work, Kentucky Mountain Bible Institute was built on the hillsides of the Kentucky River at Lawson and Vancleve.

She was a kind and gentle woman who loved the people in the mountains and the people loved her.

Dr. Lela G. McConnell