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CHURCH HISTORY
1922—2016

 

 

 

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Bessemer Baptist Church was founded on December 24, 1922 and flourished for many years in the Bessemer Avenue area of Greensboro. Bessemer Baptist served the community with regular Worship Services, Vacation Bible School, Sunday School, and Mission projects for many years. One such Vacation Bible School project resulted in the formation of the Sharpe Road Baptist Church. Bessemer Baptist was led by Pastor Victor Dowd for an outstanding 32 years prior to his retirement in 1991. He was bestowed the title of Pastor Emeritus in 1996. 

In 1997 the church made the decision to relocate to the more fertile area of Northeast Guilford County and became New Bessemer Baptist Church. This allowed the church to honor its roots and heritage that it first established on Bessemer Avenue. The construction on a new facility began in March of 1998 under the leadership of the late Pastor Otis Davis and occupancy was taken on July 26, 1998.

New Bessemer Baptist Church added a Family Life Center and additional classrooms and meeting facilities in 2004 under the leadership of Pastor Joey Tomlin.

New Bessemer Baptist Church was under the leadership of Pastor Don Clement from 2005 until 2014. Pastor Don had started community involvement projects that include working with the local youth sports organization and local community education events. In May of 2014 Pastor Don Clement felt the call to a different ministry.

In July 2014 the church called Interim Pastor Keith McKinney to serve until a search committee can call a full-time Pastor. In June of 2015 Keith was called to Boiling Springs Baptist Church.

The Church called Pastor Walker Armstrong as an interim pastor until October 2015

On October 25, 2015 Aaron Coley-Carr was installed as our Senior Pastor.

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