Ohio's Smallest Church: Healing Chapel
In far eastern end of Athens County, just west of the town of Coolville, you will see a sign pointing off U.S. 50 on County Road 63, to "Ohio’s Smallest Church," The tiny 10X14 foot structure is open 24/7, and is called “Healing Chapel.”
This doesn't seem to be a regular church, where worship services are held. It only has four short pews which might seat two small people each, although there is a pulpit and room for a not-too-active preacher to stand. Instead of a place of public worship, Ohio's smallest church is a non-denominational refuge for travelers who want to stop and offer a private prayer.
One either side of the pulpit was a container - one for prayer requests and the other for answered prayers. Each of them was full of scraps of paper with words scribbled on them. Inside the doorway is a bulletin board where many prayer requests, and a few testimonies of answered prayer are also posted. There was also a wide open collection box, with a few crumpled one dollar bills in it and a few cents in change.