The church steeple has always been a symbol of how much the society thinks of their religion. Most old churches have steeples that leave no doubt about where the people were in mind and location. The path to church was lead by the steeple. You could always look up and find a safe place to worship no matter where you were. Charleston, SC has some of the most unique and highest steeples. No wonder people feel as if the friendliness rubs off onto them when they visit it.
Today however many churches have opted out of tall steeples.