About Our Church

Welcome Grove is the result of a wonderful 5 weeks of revival meetings. These were held in a brush arbor behind Lloyd Corn's house and garage across the road from where our present building is now located.
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A Little History of our Church

Welcome Grove is the result of a wonderful 5 weeks of revival meetings. These were held in a brush arbor behind Lloyd Corn’s house and garage across the road from where our present building is now.

On September 6, 1953 at 2:00 p.m. a council of the following ordained ministers and deacons formed for the purpose of organizing the

Welcome Grove Baptist Church: Rev. K.B. Robertson, Rev. Floyd O. Owens, Rev. W.T. Craton, Marvin A. Smith, Robert Lee Wilbur, J.D. Clackum, F.J. Holcombe, Lloyd T. Corn, & O.H. Pete Day. Welcome Grove Baptist met this day for the first conference and general business. Rev. H.C. Williams was elected pastor by secret ballot and Bro. Lloyd Corn was elected church clerk.

September 10, 1953 it was voted to use a vacant room at Bro. Wilburn Clarks for prayer meeting services until the church could be closed in. Bro. Virgil Wigley was appointed to serve as Chairman of Building Committee.

October 8, 1953 it was voted to build a church building of 30 x 60 with 4 Sunday school rooms (which is now part of our basement) for approximately $1,400.00. First service was held in this building on Thanksgiving Day 1953.

Pastor’s of Welcome Grove Baptist Church

Hubert Williams

Hubert Williams

1953 – 1956

Franklin Rogers

Franklin Rogers

1956 – 1957

B.W. Allison

B.W. Allison

1957 – 1960

Junior Merritt

Junior Merritt

1960 – 1961

Lowell White

Lowell White

1961 – 1964

J.T. Brown

J.T. Brown

1964 – 1971

Howard Crowe

Howard Crowe

1971 – 1972

Ralph Foster

Ralph Foster

1972 – 1979

Charles Wilbanks

Charles Wilbanks

1979 – 1984

Larry Ritch

Larry Ritch

1985 – 1988

Carroll Rhodes

Carroll Rhodes

1988 – 1988

Vermon Parmer

Vermon Parmer

1988 – 1989

Hubert Woodward

Hubert Woodward

1990 – 1995

Sammy Hall

Sammy Hall

1995 – 1999

Brent Tatum

Brent Tatum

1999 – 2002

Jeff Clark

Jeff Clark

2002-Present

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