The Galilee Baptist Church was organized in 1913, at Colgate Creek under the pastorate of Rev. Stephen Robinson. On Christmas Day, 1917, the church moved from Colgate Creek to North Point Road in a building which was in the rear of the church’s present site. The building that was used was an old one which had been previously used as a church and an Elementary school. Rev. Robinson obtained permission from the Misters Stengel, Gray and Lambert to move into the building.
While in this building, the pastor, officers and member worked faithfully for about three years until they were able to secure enough money to purchase the ground on which this building was situated.During this time, plans were being made to build a new church. a contract was drawn up for the new building. The old building was razed on August 2, 1920. The cost of the building was $3,000.00 of which $300.00 was paid at the signing of the contract. In 1925, the church moved into the new building, then later rebuild in 1962 which is the building yet standing. Men and women worked hard down through the years to bring Galilee where we are today.
8 Pastors and 3 Acting Pastors served since our beginning including our present pastor, Rev. Douglas Wilson, who served as Interim Pastor for one year. Before his year ended, he was elected as Pastor on June 22, 1990. He has been pastoring for over 24 years and the church continues to grow, serving a true and living God, changing the world by preaching and teaching God’s Word.
Galilee is blessed and continues to carry on in the service of God, as the Gospel is preached and demonstrated by Pastor Wilson’s gift of demonstration. Many new members have come to join and Kingdom building is a number one part of every Ministry’s mission. God continues to bless us as we continue to move forward following the Lead of Jesus Christ and the under shepherd he has left in charge. We are beginning preparation for expansion in the very near future. With God as head, we can do all things, and will continue to serve, even into eternity as He so wills.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Statement of Faith
We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired of God, and inerrant in the original writings and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirt and born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man.
We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also that spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all men are born with a sinful nature.
We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, and His ascension into heaven, and in His present life, there for us as high priest and advocate.
We believe in "that blessed hope," the personal, pre-millennial, and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are "born again" of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.