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Sandy Ridge
Baptist Church
Sunday Mornings: 9:09 Small Group & 10:30 Assembly
Sunday Evenings: 6:00 Evening Worship
Wednesdays: Prayer Meeting @ 6:30
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– 1943 –

Our first Sunday School meeting was held.

– 1944 –

Sandy Ridge Baptist Church began in the Isenhour home Sandy Ridge Road with 27 charter members and their first pastor, Guthrie Colvard. This church was approved by a Presbytery of five local church pastors. The first deacons were ordained; of which, a few are grandfathers of some of our current members.

– 1945 –

A housefire consumed all the church records and a special prayer meeting convened to reconstruct the minutes from the memories of those present. The first VBS occurred this year as well, and a building fund was started. Late in the year, Pastor V.C. Martin became the pastor and the church ordered her first hymnals.

– 1946 –

The first marriage ceremony took place, and the church purchased the piece of land where the older auditorium (youth complex) now sits.

– 1952 –

More classes were held in the bottom of the parsonage.

– 1955 –

SRBC joined the local Baptist Association.

– 1956 –

First insurance policy was taken out on the church.

– 1968 –

Sent first delegates to the Southern Baptist Convention.

– 1972 –

Homer Green became the Pastor of SRBC.

– 1973 –

SRBC purchased the triangle property (now its northern parking lot).

Children’s church began.

– 1977 –

Constitution and Bylaws were adopted.

– 1978 –

New building (current sanctuary) was completed.

– 1996 –

Pastor Homer Green completed 24 years of pastoring at SRBC.

– 2001 –

Sandy Ridge regularly had 300 in attendance.

– 2003 –

Attendance was regularly above 400.

– 2016 –

Bill Sturm was called to be the pastor of Sandy Ridge.

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Our Location
3702 16th Street Northeast
Hickory, NC 28601
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