Our Story

How it all started...

"We the undersigned members of Rock Spring Baptist Church , do covenant and agree that we will do the best of our ability, support and sustain this, the Baptist Church of Christ upon the Holy Word of God."
Rev. Marion R. Pernell
Alfred Perry
Sarah Underhill
Sallie Perry
Elizabeth D. Layton
John H. Odom
A.J. Underhill and wife Eliza
Evaline Underhill
Millie Ann Perry
Mary W. Perry
Arch Cook
Sidney Strickland
Thus began the Rock Spring Baptist Church on April 26, 1874, under a brush arbor. Rock Spring is located in Franklin County, seven miles south of Louisburg on Highway 39.

From this group of 13 charter members, the membership increased to 61 in the first year. A.J. Underhill and John Odom were the first deacons.

Prior to the charter, on January 31, 1874, Wilson T. Strickland and wife, Mirilda, had given two and three-eighths acres of land. A building was erected in 1876 just south of the present building. Trustees were Wilson T. Strickland, Bryant Wilder, A.J. Underhill and John H. Odom.

On April 7, 1894, Mr. M.T. Howell and wife, Millie Ann, gave an acre of land adjoining the original plot and the old sanctuary (now the youth room) was begun and was in use by 1897.

See if you can recognize any of the faces in the pictures to the right ---->

Expanding the vision...

Rock Spring Baptist Church believes that church is not the four walls and the steeple that define the church. The church is the people on mission in the community, the state, the nation, and around the world.  One day every tribe, tongue, and nation will be around the throne of God worshipping together (Revelation 7:9).  We at Rock Spring Baptist church have the same vision.

Where we are headed...

The "Great Commission" as defined in Matthew 28:18-20 is a mandate to "make disciples of all nations." Rock Spring Baptist Church is actively involved in spreading the good news of the gospel, discipling believers, worshiping together, and being intentionally on mission.

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together a 8:30 am and 11 am.