Glenloch COVID-19 Update (8/21)

August 21, 2020

Glenloch Baptist Church continues to move forward in their plan for reopening the ministries of the church. We will continue to offer 9:00am and 11:00am services on Sunday mornings, with a nursery available at the 9:00am service. There will be adult and student services available on Sunday evenings at 6:00pm, with social distancing made available. We will also begin Wednesday evening services for adults and students on September 9 at 6:00pm. Other changes and updates about the ministries of Glenloch Baptist Church include:

1. No Homecoming Services at Glenloch Baptist Church in 2020.

2. No Children's Ministries currently available at GBC.

3. No Glenloch Soccer league in the fall of 2020. We plan to resume that ministry in 2021. 

  • The COVID-19 virus is still a threat, especially for the most vulnerable. We will observe all the appropriate social distancing recommendations (as noted above) during our time back together, and will post info on this in our meeting spaces.
  • Our services will continue to be ‘scaled back’, but it will still include a sermon and some congregational singing. Service recordings will be available on our website. 
  • We are prayerful and cautiously optimistic that the Covid-19 virus numbers will continue to slow, and ‘shelter in place’ regulations lifted,  so that we may be able to offer a more regular worship and weekly schedule in the near future.  Please be patient with us as we learn how to navigate and adjust as we seek to re-open our ministries.

Our Story

In 1902 Mr. Mitchell Andrews, with the help of his sons, built the first meeting house at Glenloch.  It was one room about 40 feet wide and 60 feet in length.  He was paid either three to four hundred dollars to complete the job. The church and the community grew and prospered over the years. 

In the summer of 1949, the old meeting house was torn down and a new one was built on the same site.  The church used mostly volunteer labor with a foreman and two other paid carpenters.  The church was built for the sum of about three thousand dollars.  The new church was dedicated on Sunday, October 9th, 1949.

Renovations of the sanctuary, as well as the construction of new buildings, took place from the the 1950's through the 1990's. Our current sanctuary was built in 2010 and continues to be the meeting place for our Sunday morning worship. Reverend Neil Awbrey has been the Pastor of Glenloch Baptist Church since 2000.