Our History

     Hillmon Grove Baptist Church held its first meeting on May 11, 1952, in Simon Campbell's tenant house on Highway 24 under the leadership of Reverend Julius Holloway. Seventeen people were present. That evening, 34 attended the evening worship service.

     Attendance continued to grow and, in November 1952,  Mr. and Mrs. Otha Hillmon Mangum donated land on which to build a larger church building. On June 7, 1953, the first meeting of Hillmon Grove Baptist Church was held in the new building.

     Today, Hillmon Grove has stood for more than six decades ministering to its people, strengthening its leadership, and serving the community.

 

Original Church Building

Original Church Building

Original building on the B.H. Mangum property.

Original Church Building

Original Church Building

Moving the building from the B.H. Mangum property.

Original Church Building

Original Church Building

Entering Hillmon Grove Road with original building.

Original Church Building

Original Church Building

Original building brought onto Hillmon Grove Baptist Church property.

Original Church Building

Original Church Building

Original building on church property.

Original Church Building

Original Church Building

Setting up original building on church grounds.

Original Church Building

Original Church Building

Setup complete on church grounds.

Original Church Building

Original Church Building

June 2015 -- Original building in its permanent location on church grounds.

Original Building Restoration Project

The original one-room church building has been saved for 63 years for restoration. More than 20 volunteers, comprised of church members, neighbors and friends, are working together to provide a completed historical monument for the church, neighborhood and community.    

The project began on June 4, 2015, when the building was moved to the present location. Expert volunteers are seeking to find windows and materials needed to make the building as near original as possible.  Walls will be decorated with historical pictures.  Furniture will include a pot-bellied stove, set benches, and podium.

Interest in this historical project in the form of volunteering and monetary contributions has come from the community, charter church members, former members, and local residents.

Thank you to all who are supporting our efforts to restore an important piece of Hillmon Grove's history and beginning.

Evangelizing

Equipping

Exalting

"So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people
for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up. . ."

Ephesians 4:11 and 12

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