Roopville Road Baptist Church was established in February of 1978. Fifteen men sat at a kitchen table and wrote down what they would be able to give toward purchasing land. When counted, it came to the exact dollar amount for the land acquisition.
The first building was a two-story building, 40 feet by 90 feet with Sunday school rooms and a fellowship hall in the basement. Soon, more room was needed for Sunday school classrooms due to growth. A new fellowship hall was built on the south side of the church and was quickly overcrowded. Therefore, the space was doubled in size in order to accommodate the congregational needs.
In the early 1990's, we again were pressed for much needed educational space. An educational wing was added across the backside of the auditorium, adding 8,000 square feet. The auditorium was extended twenty feet in length as well to accommodate worship space.
In the late 1990's, a Christian Life Center was started. The facility is approximately 32,000 square feet. It also houses a new Fellowship Hall that was dedicated November 19, 2000. Construction has been completed on the remaining portion of this facility which has a full-size basketball/volleyball court, multipurpose event floor, exercise facilities, indoor walking track and additional education space. This facility is to be used to the Lord’s honor and glory and to bring souls to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. This facility now houses our temporary worship area as well. The old sanctuary was converted to space for our middle-high school ministry. Plans are now in the works for a new worship center that will also house new nursery/preschool accommodations as well as office and Sunday School space.
Roopville Road has had six pastors and interims before our present pastor, Stephen Peeples. The church now has 675+ members having grown from 55 charter members. The purpose of Roopville Road is “To invest in things that are eternal as we forever seek to love and glorify God” (Matthew 22:37-39). The fellowship of Roopville Road is “A Place for You to Call Home!”
Roopville Road Baptist Church Pastors and Interim Pastors
Rev. Irvine Phillips, Supply Pastor: 1978
Rev. Steve Swafford, Pastor: 1978-1994
Rev. Raymond Verhine, Interim Pastor: 1994-1995
Rev. Dr. Greg Holbrook, Pastor: 1995-1997
Rev. Danny Murray, Interim Pastor: 1997-1998
Rev. Dr. Stephen Peeples, Pastor: 1998-Present