ABOUT US

We want to see God move in the lives of people in our community

Together we are a community of believers. What does that mean, the word community? We believe that together in fellowship, through worship, Bible Study, and missions, we grow closer to God and one another. The bible speaks about iron sharpening iron. We believe that together we grow stronger. We are a community of Jesus followers. 


We strive to be a church without walls. Jesus calls for us to go outside the walls to reach the lost and the broken. It is there that the lost will be found. Most churches find it is comfortable to stay within the walls, but we make it an effort to be like the church from the book of Acts, to see Abingdon and Washington county changed for the kingdom of God.


We highly value our relationships with one another. We look to grow through fellowship, and ultimately growing closer to God. We value the word of God, and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We look to extend grace to all of the lost and broken, and lead those with no hope to the hope of Jesus Christ.

WHO WE ARE

Our Mission

A church with a world mission and a world program in association with the

 

Lebanon Baptist Association,

 

Baptist General Association of Virginia,

 

Southern Baptist Convention,

 

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and

 

Baptist World Alliance.


 

Celebrating 109 Years of Service

1910 - 2019

Our Vision

We strive to be a church without walls. Jesus calls for us to go outside the walls to reach the lost and the broken. It is there that the lost will be found. Most churches find it is comfortable to stay within the walls, but we make it an effort to be like the church from the book of Acts, to see our city changed.

Our Values

We highly value our relationships with one another. We look to grow through fellowship, and ultimately growing closer to God. We value the word of God, and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We look to extend grace to all of the lost and broken, and lead those with no hope to the hope of life in Christ.

OUR HISTORY

Small Beginnings

As early as 1845, the Baptist faith was evident and a church was built on East Valley Street.  During the1850s all citizens of the same faith worshiped together. Shortly after the Civil War, the building was given to the black worshipers. 

 

About 1907, some interested people saw a need for another Baptist church in Abingdon. Funds were collected, trustees selected and a building was erected on a lot given by Captain Henley M. Fugate in honor of his son, the Rev. Henley Fugate, a Baptist Minister. Interested people of Abingdon of all denominations assisted in the erection of this building. The situation was rather unique in that the church building was erected before there was a congregation. The first meeting was held on October 23, 1910, and the Abingdon Baptist Church was organized. The building has undergone several renovations and expansions.

 

Abingdon Baptist has a long history of mission activities.  For many years, the church has been a leader in mission giving, praying, and going. Sixteen men and women have served as volunteer missionaries in overseas missions.  Also, many members have served as volunteers in local, state and home missions. Abingdon Baptist Church is committed to continue to fulfill the Great Commission through active mission participation locally, nationally, and to the utter most ends of the earth.

 

OUR MINISTRY TEAM

Bill Bryan

Pastor

Pastor Bill serves as our Senior Pastor since July 2018.  He has taught seminary courses in the US and overseas since 1998. He is married to Deborah, and they have three adult children. Pastor Bill enjoys hiking and running as well as reading and golf.

Parke Deans

Minister of Music & Worship

Parke has been our Minister of Music and Worship since August 2005. He has a heart for authentic vibrant worship creating an environment where people can grow in their faith. His hobbies are walking, water aroebics, and spending time with his four grand children.

Trina Vickers

Secretary

Trina is our Church Secretary and has been on staff since October 2013. She enjoys being a part of this ministry. Trina loves greeting people and getting to know everyone.  She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her husband Ricky.

Carrie Trivett

Children's Minstry Assistant

Carrie has been serving our church since May 2018. In addition to bringing the children's message each Sunday, She teaches preschool Sunday School, coordinates extended session and a variety of monthly children's activities. Her hobbies include hiking, kayaking, photography, and spending time with with family and friends.

Rose Payne

Pianist

Rose has served as a worship leader from the piano since 1976 . She accompanies the Sanctuary Choir, Young Musicians, and Hearts of Gold. Rose is retired as Choral Director Abingdon High School. Her hobbies include cooking, bridge and she maintains a private piano studio. 

Carol Clifton

Organist

Carol has been involved in the Music Ministry of our church for many years and has served as organist since 2017. She accompanies the Hearts of Gold choir and sings in the Sanctuary choir. Carol enjoys her Crumpler Sunday School class and the mssion engagement of the Brenda Hallock Circle. Carol also serves as a deacon. She grew up on a farm and loves the outdoors, landscaping, flowers and mowing.

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