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Who We Are

Pastors of Bates Memorial


C. C. Bates


Rev. H.C. Woolfork

1915

Fathered the mission which became C.C. Bates Memorial Baptist Church.


Rev. R. P. Whiteside

1915-1935

Was the first elected Pastor of the C.C. Bates Memorial Baptist Church where he served faithfully for 19 years


Rev. G. S. Yates

1934-1935

Acted as Pastor after the passing of Rev. Whiteside for 1 year.


Rev. H. L. Buckman

1936-1938

The successor to Pastor Whitseside and served proudly for 2 years.


Rev. J.M. Brown

1938

Served as Acting Pastor for one year.


Rev. E. M. Elmore

1939-1978

Provided faithful, steadfast and loyal service for 39 years.


Rev. W. B. Davis

1977-1978

Was elected to Assistant Pastor to aid Rev. Elmore.


Rev. R. L. Bobo Sr.

1978-1986

Provided dynamic leadership and unwavering service.


Dr. F. Bruce Williams

August 1986- Present

Under his Christ-Centered guidance, we have taken the Kingdom cause to the community, and we will continue to go higher in the Lord.


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