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Our History

About the year 1893, J.W. Pendleton organized and began leading a Sunday School which met in a hall room over a store.  He had the hearty co-operation of the St. John's, Bakers, Baylors, and many other zealous Christian people. This was the beginning of Baptist activities in Chilhowie.  

As the Sunday School grew and flourished, Rev. J.W. Hundley, a nearby pastor, gave added impetus to the work by preaching once a month at this meeting place.  These combined activities led to the organization on September 28, 1901, of the Chilhowie Baptist Church with twelve charter members.  

The small organization grew rapidly under the leadership of Rev. C.T. Taylor, who became the first pastor.  A choice building lot was purchased from Mr. Clayburn Beattie, approximately one quarter mile west of our present building.

What We Believe

Our Staff

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Senior Pastor Charles "Chuck" Herrell


Youth Pastor David Hodges

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Secretary Patty Hodges

Church Covenant & Constitution

Plan Of Salvation

Receiving Christ as your personal Savior is as easy as A-B-C. If you accept Christ, please contact us that we may rejoice with you and give you literature that will aid you with your new walk with God.

All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. - Romans 6:23

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved. - Acts 16:31

Confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. - Romans 10:9

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