Our History

It started with a small group of people more than 100 years ago.  In December 1906, a group of 14 people met in a building on Central Avenue where Crowell Cleaners and Pierce's Grocery used to be. The meeting was led by Dr. E.P.J. Garrott, pastor of First Baptist Church, for the purpose of looking into sponsoring a mission church in west Batesville.

First Baptist agreed to invest $50 which would pay the first month's rent, buy 84 chairs and most importantly purchase wallpaper necessary to insulate the building.  First Baptist sponsored this mission until February 16, 1909. 

Since that time there have been many building projects, programming, and pastors and church members.  We proudly build on the missional focus of those original members in 1909.  Today we continue proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ as a light to Batesville as well as the nations of the world.  Our message and our mission to make disciples is the same foundational message and mission that Jesus Christ gave in Matthew 28:18-20. We eagerly await the coming of King Jesus as we work diligently to make Him known by living transformed lives together.

Our Vision

Live transformed lives together in our city, nation, and world to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with all peoples. 


As a church, we are constantly putting ourselves in a position to receive from God His transforming power. We do this by strategically focusing on four areas:


Word-Learn it and Live it

Worship-Express it

Prayer-Access it

Witness-Share it

What We believe

We as a covenant body of believers have chosen to affliate with the Southern Baptist Convention. 

Therefore we affirm as our confession of faith the

Baptist Faith and Message 2000