Preaching the Gospel for 64 Years

It is exciting to be part of a church that is sticking with our Lord’s will for His churches and seeking to be faithful to His command recorded in His Word. The Lord began His church here in Summerville with two ladies teaching the Gospel to children in a Vacation Bible School with children and some parents coming to trust Jesus as their personal Saviour. This ministry continued on as a Sunday School and, as more parents continued to take part, these two missionaries called for a preacher to come to preach the Word of God and hold worship services for the adults who were attending. That is how Doyle Wilson became the first pastor of what later came to be established as Summerville Baptist Church. This church was established through the teaching and then preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Word of God. The beginnings of this church were through souls being saved by hearing the communication of the Gospel message of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ to forgive us of our sins. Now, sixty-four years later Sunday School classes are still taking place to communicate the Word of God, children are still being reached through VBS, and souls are still being saved as a result of the power of the Word of God and the working of the Holy Spirit. Over the past sixty-four years many things have changed such as buildings, vehicles used to bring people to services, the size of the church and the number of missionaries being supported, but somethings have not changed. We still sing many of the same hymns; we still are meeting on that same original property, although we have added to it, and we are still preaching the Word of God and the saving message of Jesus Christ. It is my prayer that the people of the Lord’s church here at Summerville will do their part to make sure that this church will continue to be faithful to our Lord’s purpose for His churches as stated in His Word