New Proud Sponsor: Canton Baptist Church

Canton Baptist ChurchOne of the first churches in Trigg County to bless The Way financially on a monthly basis was Canton Baptist Church. We’re honored to call them a Proud Supporter of The Way.

“Canton Baptist Church is grateful to participate in the ministry of The Way,” said Interim Pastor Larry Baker. “We pray that God will use this ministry mightily in reaching the youth in Trigg County for Christ and providing them with wholesome activity while pointing them to the local church.”

Canton Baptist has served Trigg County since 1855. In 1930, it reorganized and reopened an old community church building that had been obtained from the Methodists and Presbyterians who had abandoned it. In 1988, the church began building the facility where it worships today.

The church’s slogan is: “Teaching The Word, Doing The Work: People Reaching People For Christ.” Two Canton Baptist members who embody that message are Richard and Vonnie Holsapple, pictured at left with Pastor Baker. Richard and Vonnie are volunteers at The Way, and we greatly appreciate their participation.

Canton Baptist Church is located at 423 Boyds Landing Road in Cadiz.  It holds an early service at 9:00 a.m. Sunday and a late service at 11:00 a.m., with Sunday School at 10:00 a.m.  Sunday evening service is 6:00 p.m., and there’s a Wednesday prayer and Bible study starting at 6:00 p.m.

New Proud Sponsor: Oak Grove Baptist Church

Oak Grove BC - Larry Wilson, interim pastorOak Grove Baptist Church has supported The Way since the ministry’s beginning in 2011.  It now supports The Way’s building fund, which makes it officially a Proud Sponsor of The Way.

“The Way is a good home mission project for our youth,” said Brother Larry Wilson, current interim pastor.

Oak Grove member Martha Davis is one of the hardest-working volunteers at The Way.  She’s not only a member of the board of directors and a weekly volunteer at the youth center, but she’s also co-chair of The Way’s fundraising efforts for a new building.

The church began when a group of Baptists in the Oak Grove community began meeting for worship in a grove near its present location. This group reportedly used the Guier Schoolhouse until a church was erected in 1875 on land donated by Stanley Thomas and Humphrey Lawrence.

A new house of worship was built in 1904, with the current sanctuary being erected in 1973.

Oak Grove Baptist Church is located at 45 Floyd Sumner Road in Cadiz.   Sunday School is at 9:00 a.m. and morning worship at 10:00 a.m.

New Proud Sponsor: Ponderosa Baptist Church

PONDEROSA BAPTISTPonderosa Baptist Church was one of the earliest Proud Sponsors of The Way. It was one of two churches to partner with us when this ministry began in 2011.  Today, the church continues to support The Way with prayers, participation and financial contributions.

David Underhill (center) and his wife Beverly were original members of The Way’s board of directors. Sonny Black helped establish our information technology capabilities. Jerry Schissler (right), with assistance from his wife Ann, is the project manager for building our new facility.

And Pastor Norman Cotton (left), a former youth minister with a heart for reach young people for Christ, leads a church group who comes to The Way once a month to provide a gospel message, bring refreshments, and interact with the students.

The Way thanks the Lord for the kindness and generosity of Ponderosa Baptist Church. We’re proud to be yokefellows with them in serving Jesus Christ.

The church is located at 6283 Rockcastle Road in Cadiz.  Sunday School starts at 9:00 a.m. Worship services are at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.