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Church History


Hoitt Avenue Baptist Church was organized on December 6, 1953. The original church was located in an old airplane garage. The church originated with 13 charter members and an additional 13 people joined on that December day.

Charter Members The 13 People That Joined
Rev. Howard Pratt Helen Oxendine
Mrs. Howard Pratt Ellen Orrick
Lon McElhaney Inex Orrick
Minirva Pratt Genella Atkins
Delma Butts Nancy Brewer
Walter Butts Trula Adams
Mildred Wells Ray Adams
Rome Wells Mattie McElhaney
Erleen Adams Opal Lambdin
Lowell Adams Hazel Lambdin
Ralph Adams Lillie Lambdin
Mrs. Ralph Adams Lorraine Lambdin
Otis Orrick Martha Rutherford



Pastors

Here is a list of all of the pastor's who have honorably served at Hoitt Avenue Baptist since the church was originally founded.

Pastors Dates Served
Doyle Flatford May 21, 2017 - present
Matt Childress May 3, 2015 - February 15, 2017
Jamey Patterson March 6, 2013 - December 7, 2014
Dale Young July 8, 2012 - November 25, 2012
Jason Walker June 14, 2009 - September 28, 2011
Travis Williams August 2005 - September 10, 2008
James Hammond February 3, 2002 - March 9, 2005
Jeff Cowden June 24, 2001 - February 3, 2002
Steve Kelley November 2, 1997 - June 17, 2001
Buddy Cameron June 14, 1992 - September 21, 1997
Carl Wolfenbarger September 1, 1982 - May 3, 1992
Gene Mash September 12, 1979 - July 4, 1982
Donnie Coffman September 11, 1978 - July 15, 1979
Glendle Phillips November 17, 1974 - July 11, 1978
Oliver Wolfenbarger July 25, 1963 - October 2, 1974
Mayford Byrd December 3, 1958 - July 2, 1963
Arvell Crawford June 20, 1956 - October 12, 1958
Jim Rule March 4, 1956 - June 20, 1956
Clarence Wells June 15, 1955 - February 1, 1956
Howard Pratt December 12, 1953 - May 12, 1955



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