In February, 2003, a small group of homeschooled families met for a Bible study in a relaxed home environment. We were blessed to have Pastor Darrel and his wife, Hazel visit from Texas for a few days. He led us in a study on “Definitions” followed by a long and productive, “Question and Answer” session. Most of the participants had a good Bible foundation but realized that there was so much more to learn about God’s Word.
There was a real excitement! How could we have missed so much after years of church?!
Even though we could only offer him a very small salary, we asked if Darrel would consider starting a church to teach us in an expository manner? After prayer, he considered the calling and agreed. Our first service started on August 3, 2003 and addressed, “Why another church?”
We met in a small office at the Mauney Building until the beginning of 2006. We then moved into the Lincoln Cultural Center where we continue to meet. In 2007 the church purchased a small house on 2.76 acres of land located at 916 Wilma Sigmon Rd, Lincolnton, NC to allow for the future building of a physical church building.
In 2010 Pastor Darrel resigned so that he and his wife would move back to the Louisianan/Texas area to be closer to Hazel’s mother and their children. God graciously answered our prayers by sending Pastor Jay Newland.
In 2016 Pastor Jay stepped down after six years of faithfully teaching God’s Word in an expository manner.
Although the position is not filled, we continue to be edified by faithful teachers until the Lord provides our next pastor.