Who We Are.
Matthew 16:18: And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.
Matthew 16:18: And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and
the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.
About THE SAINT.
St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church
“You’ll Find Everything You Need at THE SAINT!”
3220 Wilkinsville Rd.
Drummonds, TN 38023
“. . .Upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.”
These words of Jesus mark the beginning of the Universal Church and in particular, The St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church. A realization nineteen centuries later when a group of ex-slaves with their children purposed in their hearts to lead a spiritual journey to prosperity.
In A. D. 1872, a group of tired but willing workers, led by the Spirit of God under the direction of Rev. H. Harris, made provisions to purchase land from Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Nelson to construct an edifice to be known as: St. Mark Church and School. Among these workers were W. H. Shelton, M. C. Moon, Louis John Wesley, Henry Clay, Perry Jefferson, and Josh Clemmons. In 1919 demands for an even larger edifice led to the purchase of more land to build a new church. The Pastorate down through the years has listed within its memoirs such notables as Rev. Mark Herring, Rev. Hardy Tate, Rev. Cham Nathaniel, Rev. Peter Baker, Rev. John Dotts, Rev. A. L. Williams, Rev. Napoleon Rodgers and Rev. C. W. Waller.
In 1936 Rev. A. L. Williams became pastor and remained in that position until 1963. Under his dynamic and inspired leadership, the church grew to the extent of organizing a junior church. Reverend Williams acquainted the church with local and national Christian organizations and the well-remembered Singing Union organized by his wife, Mrs. Willie Mae Williams.
The Saint has been a place of help, hope and healing for over 149 years. We believe in growing disciples through the Love of Christ!
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