"For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches." ~Romans 11:16

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History of Branch Hill Baptist Church

The church was founded in 1957 with 8 original members. They quickly moved to construct a building with only enough funds to complete a single level, which eventually became the basement of the church. The building in those days had a flat roof and sat about 5 feet in the ground. Because of that the church earned the name, “Mole Church.”

The church continued to meet in that building until 1963 when Rev. Cephas Senters accepted the pastorate. Under his leadership, using the flat roof as a floor, he oversaw the building of a proper auditorium. After Bro. Senters moved on to another ministry the church saw several pastors serve for short terms until 1970.

It was then that the Pastor who had presided over the organizational meeting in 1957, Ozell Pinson, came and accepted the pastorate. Under Bro. Pinson’s ministry the church saw its greatest growth with an average attendance in the mid 200’s. It was in the mid 1970’s, that Bro. Pinson led the church in a building expansion due to the need for more space to accommodate the growing crowds. In 1980, Bro. Pinson resigned as pastor. The church had three pastors serve between 1980 and 1987. In 1987, Joel Greer, the current pastor, accepted the call to lead the church.

This past year, February 26, 2012, Pastor Greer celebrated 25 years of serving the Lord at Branch Hill Baptist Church. During his years of service, much change has been seen. In 2007, the Lord blessed the church with a grand auditorium improvement. Most of the work was done by the members, and it truly underwent a dramatic transformation. Currently, under Pastor Joel Greer’s leadership, changes are still taking place. The baptistry rooms are being remodeled and are almost complete. The church’s next improvement project will be the nursery. Much change has taken place over the last 55 years, and we believe it is because of the blessings God has given. Praise God He still continues to bless!