Who We Are

Our History

Center Grove began around the turn of the 20th century when a one acre parcel was given to construct a church building by Tobice Haney in 1896. The congregation began with thirty-three members. The first building, which was a white weather-boarded construction, burned, but was replaced by a schoolhouse, where the congregation met. School was also conducted in the same building until 1956. A new building was constructed in 1956, which is now called the annex, still stands and is used as classrooms for our Bible classes. The first sermon in the new building was preached on June 24, 1956 by brother C.W. Coleman, with 275 people present. In 1980, the auditorium was constructed and is where we now meet on Sunday mornings, Sunday nights, and Wednesday nights for our worship and Bible studies.

In 2005, our elders made the decision to expand our education program. We have different adult classes, so that a variety of choices are available for our members. In 2008, our elders made the decision to start building a fellowship hall to help with our food program & to allow for more fellowship space. Construction was completed in 2009.

The past elders that have served the congregation here at Center Grove as well as those currently serving are as follows: Charlie Johnson, Louis Fox, Comer Chaffin, Johnny Haney, Artis Johnson, Crawford Burroughs, B.M. Johnson, Ray Flatt, Coy Martin, Bill Hensley, Donald Burris, Roy Young, Logan Cantrell, Keith Clark, Royce Jenkins, Jerry Young, Ted Ragland, John Mabery, Carl Call & Sjon Gentry.

The past ministers that have served the congregation as well as those currently serving are as follows: John William Fox, Harm Way, Logan Flatt, Tom Dinson, C.W. Coleman, Bill Ballard, Thurman Anderson, S,W, Forkman, Otis Ransom, Jr., Hermon Fox, Paul Fox, Loran Crossman, Charlie Maxwell, John Gibson, Ronnie Maxwell, David Flatt, Keith Clark, Ted Gaw, John Mabery, John Anderson, Bill Coe, Ronald Strong.

Center Grove began around the turn of the 20th century when a one acre parcel was given to construct a church building by Tobice Haney in 1896. The first building burned years later and was replaced by a school house which was also used for the congregation to meet. A new building was constructed in 1956 which still stands and is used as classrooms for our Bible classes. In 1980, the auditorium was constructed and is where we now meet on Sunday mornings, Sunday nights, and Wednesday nights for our worship and Bible studies. A secondary building was completed in 2009 to expand our Bible classrooms and also gave us a large gathering area we now use for our food program and our fellowship meals.