First Baptist Church
P.O. Box 258
18741 Veterans Memorial Highway
Dungannon, VA 24245
(276) 467-1074

~~What a privilege we have been given by God to be able to spend our lives giving His love away.~~



First Baptist Church of Dungannon, Virginia


The first meeting of what was to become the First Baptist Church of Dungannon in Virginia was held on March 20, 1978. There were
14 people present at this meeting. The first Sunday school was held on April 2, 1978 at the home of Pat and Paul McCafoos with
23 people in attendance. After this service the group voted to call Blake Mullins as pastor for the new church. Pastor Mullins preached
the first church service on June 18, 1978.

On July 23, 1978 the church held a special meeting. Rev. Paul Blessing presented the message for this service. The members voted
to name the church First Baptist; there was a formal signing with 27 charter members present.

In 1978, plans were made for purchasing land for building. The first Vacation Bible School was held. The church requested membership
in the Virginia Baptist Association. The church received financial aid from the Euclid Avenue Baptist Church in Bristol, Virginia and
from the Virginia Baptist Association in Richmond.

The following year was just as important to the growth of the church. The church members had a spring revival; they made plans for
the summer activities; they continued in their pursuit of a new church building for their services. Workers from churches in
Virginia Beach area came and started the foundation of the church. Other workers came from Dalton and Pine Lake, Georgia
and from West Point and Laurel, Mississippi. Ladies from this church and from other churches in the association (Coeburn, Saltville,
Marion, and Chilhowie) provided meals for the workers. The first service was held in the new building in August, 1979.

Pastor Mullins resigned in May, 1982. Kelly Carter served the church as pastor for approximately 17 years, Ron Elliott for 14 months,
and Bill Kendrick for 17 months as an interim pastor. We are now pleased to have as our pastor, Larry Beavers and his wife, Sherry.

Over the years, God has blessed the church and members in many ways. As the membership has grown, so has the church.

Brother Blake Mullins and wife, Jan

Brother Kelly Carter and wife, Sylvia

Interim Pastor Bill Kendrik and wife, PatR]

Former Pastors of First Baptist Church of Dungannon


Isaiah 40: 31
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

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