"100 Years Serving the Lord"
The Caswell Messenger (Yanceyville, North Carolina), 1 August 2012
Baynes Baptist Church
Recognizing a need for a house of worship for the Baynes Community, a group met together on Aug. 4, 1912 in a one-room schoolhouse near Baynes Store. These people held letters from other Baptist churches and became the charter members of the churches. The members from Kerr’s Chapel were:
Joseph Hardy Hurdle (1845-1927)
Archibald Alexander Baynes (1857-1917)
Thomas Abner Miles (1878-1958)
Lara Louella (Ella) Harrelson Baynes (1860-1940)
Endora P. (Dora) Walker Baynes (1865-1922)
Anna Belle Hurdle (1876-1930)
Annie Cooper Hurdle (1901-1995)
Ben Anna Walker (1862-1952)
Those members from Mount Adar Church were:
Beulah Baptist Church was represented by:
W. W. Slade (possibly William W. Slade, born 1859 in Caswell County, North Carolina)
The first pastors to have served the church were:
C. W. Hood (1925-1927) [Also served at the First Baptist Church of Yanceyville.]
In the late 1940s, Trinity and Thompsonville would each call a full-time pastor of their own. Baynes and Kerr’s Chapel would share a pastor until 1976, when each church decided to have their own full-time pastor.
A Legacy of Love
“May we remember those who laid the foundation for us to build upon today. God has blessed this church through the years, and we believe He has many things to give us and many and much work to be done until He comes for us. What will be said of us if and when Baynes Baptist Church comes to observe its 100th year? It remains to be said, but it remains in our hands.”
What will be said of the church when the church observes it 150th anniversary? May the members remain faithful and continue to do the work of the Lord.
Source: When the Past Refused to Die: A History of Caswell County North Carolina 1777-1977, William S. Powell (1977) at 449.
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