Waters Chapel began as a small group
prayer meeting in the home of Betty
Sagash, of Caro. The Bible study
group grew and moved from her home
into a building she and her sister
By January, 1978, that small group
began to function as a church
receiving leadership assistance from
Rev. James Willett, of Bad Axe. He
assisted them in organizing into a
church and then helped them find a
The church called their first pastor
to Caro that same year, by the name
of James Solomon. Since that time,
Living Waters has grown having
occupied three previous buildings
before constructing the present
Hooper Street structure in 1989.
The church has grown from a small
group of people to a congregation
that consists of families from
throughout the county.
Here is a brief history of how this
church has grown..from a home bible
group to a congregation meeting as a
church called, Living Waters Chapel.
1978 September - Living Waters
received their first pastor and were
located in Betty Sagash's building (a
converted dog kennel) on Orr Road
where we began.
1981 June - We moved into the old
Square Deal Auto parts building on
East Frank street.
1982 March - We moved into the old
First Baptist church building across
from the post office formerly known
as Howard's Beauty Academy.
1982 June - We purchased 7.57 acres
of property on Hooper Street on a
land contract for $35,000.
1985 March - Property was paid in
full in two years, nine months.
1989 March - Broke ground for a new
building with the upper level
completed in December of that year.
1990 February - Celebrated dedication
of our new fully completed building -
approximate cost - $325,000 - our
mortgage was for $175,000, the rest
was paid in cash.
1992 September - Refinanced to
install asphalt parking lot - cost
1994 July - Refinanced to construct
an elevator, youth & prayer room
addition - cost was approximately
$25,000. $13,000 in additional cash
savings paid for the elevator.
1999 June - Final payment was made to
pay off the mortgage in full! - Ten
Present - Living Waters Chapel
continues to grow, expand its
financial giving in missions
both at home and abroad, and outreach
to the surrounding community.