Mount Hermon Baptist Church began in 1948 as a mission of the Turkey Creek Baptist Church. The first meetings were held in a vacant store building owned by Chester and T.F. Rich, across Highway 64 from what is now Vulcan Materials Company. In a short time, the mission congregation obtained permission to hold services at Mount Hermon Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the present Church location.
Sunday School and worship services were held on Sunday afternoons. Bro. L.D. Kennedy, then pastor of Turkey Creek Baptist Church, was the first mission pastor, followed by Bro. Austin Partin, also Turkey Creek’s pastor. Under the leadership of Bro. L.G. Whitehorn, Associational Missionary of Indian Creek Baptist Association, the Baptists at Mount Hermon organized as a Church.
The organization service for Mount Hermon Baptist Church was held at 2:30 p.m. on October 14, 1951. The Church was organized with 19 charter members: Walker Bain, Gladys Bain, Dorothy Cooper, Ella Dennis, Ruby Dennis, Frankie Godwin, Daisy Hosea, Onia E. Hosea, Patsy Hosea, Norman P. Kerr, Clara Kerr, Billy Kerr, Bobby Kerr, Clara Sue Kerr, Ausbon T. Kerr, Grace Kerr, Andrew Walker Kerr, Angie Nell Kerr, and Elizabeth Smith.
Since the congregation of Mount Hermon Cumberland Presbyterian Church had dwindled to only a few, negotiations were begun by the Baptists to purchase the Church building and property. After a year’s time, the property was purchased for $750.00. The building was a one room auditorium, almost one hundred years old.
Mount Hermon Baptist Church has undergone many physical changes. By 1964, eight Sunday School rooms had been constructed. In 19
71 a new auditorium was built, and in 1981 the original auditorium was torn down and replaced by a new fellowship building. A new worship center building was constructed in 1994 and 1995, with the dedication service held on December 10, 1995.1995 Worship Center
Mount Hermon Baptist Church has also undergone much spiritual and numerical growth under the leadership of 11 pastors. God continues to change the Church as the congregation seeks to reach out in ministry to those within and without the Church. This ever-changing congregation invites you to get in on what God is up to at Mount Hermon Baptist Church!