Landmark Baptist Church

About Landmark

In 1974, eleven families began meeting in the Elm Street Park Recreation Center. More families came to join us, and we soon outgrew the Center. We then moved to the First Federal Building on Greenville Boulevard. Attendance doubled and for insurance purposes we were forced to find another location. We were privileged to use the Elmhurst Elementary School auditorium on West Berkley Road.

On November 3, 1974, the group organized a New Testament Church. The Christian families who had been meeting for worship in temporary quarters chose the name, Landmark Baptist. This name is symbolic of God’s command to "remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set." It signifies the unchanging doctrines and faith of God’s people everywhere. The service for organization and dedication was conducted by our beloved and former pastor, John T. Woodley. The church unanimously called him to serve as Pastor.

The Lord led in the purchase of 8 and a half acres of land on the Farmville highway, just beyond the highway of 264 by-pass. The new building for our church began in March, 1977. The Lord led and provided many special gifts through our faithful members. Additional Sunday School classrooms and a larger Fellowship Hall were added in 1985. Likewise, the church took on a full-time associate pastor position and a youth director in 1993 and 1999 respectively.

Upon Pastor Woodley’s retirement in 1998, the church unanimously called Bill Rodebaugh, former associate pastor, to serve as Senior Pastor.

A new activity building was constructed which is now being used for various youth programs such as Awana, which began in 1993 and Word of Life, which began in 1999.

In 2004, two new positions were added: a part-time secretary and a full-time youth pastor.

In 2015 God led Pastor Gary Pinnell to Landmark as Senior Pastor.

Pastor Pinnell became the Senior Pastor at Landmark on March 8, 2015.

We trust the Lord to continue to guide us as we seek His leading for His purposes for Landmark.



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