For all it has been through it is still as sturdy as a rock. I have owned this bench for almost 30 years. The lady I bought it from owned it for twenty. I don't know what church, if any, it ever sat in, but I am sure it could tell some tales.
I put it on Craigslist and it sold right away for $50. The lady that bought it has 2 little kids and she wanted it to put in her foyer for them to keep their backpacks on so they could just pick them up when heading out the door - aww - that brings tears to my eyes! She loved the colors and said it matches perfectly with a wardrobe she has that it will sit next to and it has the same color knobs. It is like it was meant to be.
I did get teary eyed as she drove away - I never even thought about it until we were loading it up - all the memories I have that include that bench and then I had to find some of the pictures of my babies as they grew up with this bench.