Church History

 

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Brush Creek Baptist Church
Established 1824


Beginnings

    The vision of Brush Creek Baptist Church began on July 10, 1824 when Sandy Creek Baptist Church of Liberty, North Carolina saw the need for a church in the Brush Creek community.  On this day, Sandy Creek Baptist Church granted a petition for the constitution of a church at Brush Creek.

Land and Facilities

    From 1824-1956 the congregation at Brush Creek met at a meeting house located on Wrenn Smith Road, two miles from the present location in Randolph County.  In 1853, the Lane family gave the current property to the congregation.  Additional property was given by the Lane family again in 1872, 1910, 1952 and 1972.

 

Church Buildings

    Brush Creek has had four houses of worship since its existence.  The first two buildings were used at the first location in Randolph County.  The third building was built on the present location in 1856.  In 1928, this building was torn down and the present sanctuary was erected.  In 1956, a three story education building was built behind the sanctuary.  In 1972, a two-story education and fellowship building was built.  In 1985, the current sanctuary was remodeled.

 

Cemetery

    Brush Creek Baptist Church started Brush Creek Cemetery, Inc. in 1862.  From that time until the present, graves have been added to the cemetery.  Today, there are 1030 graves in the church cemetery with obituary records dating back to 1958 and plot records dating back to the early years.   In 1955, a permanent trust was set up to assure that permanent care would be given to the cemetery.

 

Homecoming & Memorial Service

Each year our Homecoming and Memorial Service is held on the 1st Sunday of June.  A covered-dish lunch is enjoyed after the service in the fellowship hall.

 

Doctrine and Beliefs

    Brush Creek Baptist Church is a Southern Baptist church that stands on the Word of God for leadership, direction and support.  The basis of belief began when the early pioneers of Brush Creek made a stand concerning a missionary spirit.  Through the years, Brush Creek has remained committed to be a missionary Baptist church that unanimously and enthusiastically supports the Southern Baptist Convention and the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.  The church contributes to cooperative mission causes through  the Cooperative Program.  Brush Creek supports the Baptist Faith and Message of the Southern Baptist Convention.

 

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