It is our desire to exalt Christ Jesus our Lord in all that we do. Therefore, without apology, we preach the doctrines of God’s free and Sovereign Grace.
We are a small Church situated in the South Central Mountains of West Virginia near the Monongahela National Forest. The Church was founded in 1948. From the beginning , the Church has held to what are commonly know as the Baptist distinctives. The Church has in the past and still does claim the precepts of the New Hampshire Confession of Faith. It is our desire to exalt Christ Jesus our Lord in all that we do. Therefore, without apology, we preach the doctrines of God’s free and Sovereign Grace. We are committed to the directives of the Great Commission and therefore we press the necessity of the Gospel to all. It would be our delight to welcome you to any and all of our services.
In January of 1965 I became the Pastor of the Gallagher Missionary Baptist Church (another small church) and continued there until October of 1971. It was then I was called to become pastor of The Riverside Baptist Church, left engineering, and moved to Richwood with my wife and three young sons. In time it became evident that the Church was not able to maintain the full support of a growing family. Eventually I became a teacher in the local school system. Along the way I earned a M. A. degree in Communication. I have since retired from teaching and am again able to devote full time to the service of my Lord.
It remains my aim to preach the Glorious Gospel of Christ my Lord. I have, from the beginning, believed and preached the Sovereign Grace of God, sought to honor Him and to exalt Jesus Christ in all, through the power of He, the Holy Spirit.
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"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls."