In 1882, the Lorena Baptist Church was organized with twenty-two charter members. Rev. A.J. Shelton was the pastor. Since that time, there have been many pastors, missionaries, and dedicated members who have made up the long history and wonderful memories of our congregation. There have also been struggles, which have made the now named First Baptist Church of Lorena even stronger.
This story really defines us. During our lengthy transition period from
2013-2016, our church identified with this story of one of our oak trees to set a renewed vision
and mission for our church and its relationship with our community. We were even inspired to
create our new logo based on this live-giving experience! Our hope is
that this may resonate with you, that you will know that God has a
desire for you, and that you will allow Him to create a beautiful, regenerating story
with your life.