Baptist Hill M. B. Church 4892 Bethlehem Road Potts Camp, MS 38659 Baptist Hill Missionary Baptist Church was founded way back in 1875. Available records do not record the exact date that Baptist Hill was established. Down through the years, she has withstood the test of time as she faced the ups and downs of a growing church. It has been said that the church is in a constant and perpetual state of motion. It is either going up or down, forward or backward--for the Church of God will never stand still. This analogy applies to Baptist Hill MB Church. The first site of Baptist Hill was where our cemetery is now located. Several years later, Baptist Hill moved to the spot where she now sits. The land was donated to the church by our now deceased neighbor and friend, Lindsey Work, on February 4, 1948. Some of the deacons on board at that time were McKinley Brown, Bat Scott, Dan Sykes, and Douglas Moore. Other deacons that we remember as having served faithfully include deacons Driver, Pius, Arch Taylor, and Steve Robinson. The Lord has sent many pastors to Baptist Hill. Earlier pastors of the church include Rev. Smith, Rev, Brown, and Rev. Booze. Rev. S. W. Oliver pastored for several years during the 1950s and 60s. Under his tenure, several of the current members joined the church. Rev. Willie Scott took the helm in 1964 and served faithfully for 25 years. Under his leadership many converts added their names to the church roll and several improvements were made to the building and grounds. We witnessed the bricking of the church; improvements to the roof purchased new pews, and added a pastoral study and kitchen area. In 1989, after Rev. Scott retired, God sent us Rev. Joe Powell. He picked up the banner and served for 7 years. He implemented several maintenance programs on the church building, and a microphone system was purchased during his tenure. Under his leadership, in 1992, the Cornerstone was laid. Deacons at the time were Bro. Eddie Dean and Lee A. Taylor. Rev. Lindsey Sanford came to us in May 1996 as leader of the flock. He implemented many new church programs and committees. Several members joined our ranks under his tenure. Coming with Rev. Sanford was a very dedicated helpmate who became part-time church pianist and youth Sunday School Teacher. Their young son, Lanqarius, was also an aid to the choir with his drum playing. Following the call of the Holy Spirit, Rev. Sanford's stay with us was for a two-year tenure. In 1998, Rev. Lacy E. Scott, son of former pastor, Rev. Willie Scott, was elected as Pastor of the formative church of his youth, Baptist Hill. He brought with him a very dedicated family of his wife, Bobbie, son, Gregory, and daughter, Monique. Being young and energetic, they brought fresh ideas along with implementing established traditions. Under his leadership, the church purchased a computer system, which is used by the church secretary to print Sunday programs, and other church documents. We have completed the building of our new Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall and the entire structure was dedicated on August 31, 2003. In 2013, 10 years later, God enabled us to burn the mortgage for the building. The entire Scott family is very active in our church. Monique and Gregory both sing in the choir. Gregory serves as training Junior Deacon, and Monique serves as Usher/Choir Member. Our First Lady, Bobbie, is Co-Youth Sunday School Teacher/Advisor. In 2005, a granddaughter, Ms. Danielle Diona, was added to the pastor's family. In 2009, another granddaughter, Little Ms. Jamaya Scott was added to the family. these two have become a welcomed and cherished addition to us all. On July 1, 2007, The members of the Baptist Hill MB Church dedicated and named the fellowship hall in honor and memory of the late Sister Jewel Leggs Taylor Sills. On October 14, 2018, Baptist Hill, Pastor Scott and family, celebrated 20 years of Pastor and people. Updated 11/01/2018
2 Timothy 1:7 King James Version (KJV)
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Timothy 1:7 Living Bible (TLB)
For the Holy Spirit, God’s gift, does not want you to be afraid of people, but to be wise and strong, and to love them and enjoy being with them.
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