Shady Grove FWB Baptist Church

A Brief Church History

          In the 1900s, the first Shady Grove Church was located at 590  Shady Grove Road, approximately mile north east from its present location under the leadership of Father W. T. Barney.  The church remained at that location for over 40 years.  The church grew to approximately one hundred members plus in numeral regular visitors during morning services.  Due to overcrowding and a general need of upgrading repairs, the church voted to move to a new location.  Shady Grove Church relocated to 570 Shady Grove Lane remaining under the leadership of Father W. T. Barney.  In 1935, under the leadership of R. T. Fowler, building renovations of the basement and bathrooms were made.

          Over the years, as a result of deaths and military career changes some members have moved on.  Elder Carrie Cherry served as assistant pastor of Shady Grove Free Will Baptist Church for 8 years and as pastor for 10 years.  The church grew under her leadership and many improvements and purchases were made.  On February 5, 2011, leadership changed and Elder Glenda Farmer was installed on February 20, 2011, as the new pastor of Shady Grove by Dr. David H. Bell, Annual Bishop. Shady Grove continues to prosper physically and spiritually under the leadership of Elder Farmer.

Renovation Completed - 5-21-2011

          Shady Grove Free Will Baptist Church remains to be an active member in the United American Free Will Baptist Conference.  The church has expanded its community outreach and with its high youth attendance, the church sponsors programs to advance the evangelical team which journeys throughout its surrounding community, seeking to help its neighbors. The church has purchased a new heating and air conditioning system, a church van, new church signs, a new front deck and side handicap ramp, and is experiencing an increase in membership and church attendance. 

Most of all, "Our Awesome God" is the center and the provider of it ALL!


May 20, 2012 @ 11:00 a.m.
Military Day Observance

Service Times:

Sunday School - 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Worship - 11:00 am
Bible Study - Tuesday @ 6:30 pm

Elder Glenda J. Farmer, Pastor

Contact Information:
Shady Grove FWB Church
570 Shady Grove Road
Spring Lake, NC 28390
Church: 910-497-4515
Pastor: 910-916-2835

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