Baptist Church began in 1948 with a series of tent
meetings held by A.M. Nicholson, the Associational missionary.
The first business of the meeting was selecting a
name for the church. After a discussion of a group of names, a
motion was made, seconded, voted on and passed that the church be
named The Greenhill Baptist Church. The following were
elected to act as officers in the church:
The following came by letter to be united with
the group as members of the new church:
The following were elected to act as Trustees of the church: Bro. F.M. Hale, Bro. Horace Hale, and Bro Jesse Travis. A motion was made, seconded and carried that the Trustees draw money from the Treasury and get a deed for the church ground. Bro. Horace Hale was elected Chairman. Upon motion made, seconded, and carried, Bro. William Anderson, Bro. Horace Hale, and Bro. REuben Bell were elected to serve as a committee to decide on the size of the building, material, etc.
A motion was made, seconded and carried that the
baptizing of the new members be held Sunday August 14, 1948 at the
Stewarts Church at 2:30 p.m. The following were appointed to act as
a committee to take up collection for building fund.
Upon motion made, seconded, and carried, the clerk was authorized to order record books and draw funds from the Sunday School Treasury to pay for them.
Since there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned, with prayer by Bro. Reuben Bell.
Dora Lee Anderson
The church continued to meet and grow. Rev. Ralph Brannon was called in February 1950 as their first bi-vocational pastor. The church would not call a full-time pastor until 1992.
In 1995 the church build a new modern worship center. As with the first building, this was built with a host of volunteers. The first work began in March 1995. The building was completed and dedicated on homecoming day, September 1995.
To date the church has had 17 men serve as pastors. Our current pastor, Bro. Rader, served from 1985 - 1989 while attending college. He returned in 1994 and has been serving since.
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