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Who We Are

Pastors of Bates Memorial

C. C. Bates

Rev. H.C. Woolfork


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

Rev. R. P. Whiteside


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

Rev. G. S. Yates


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

Rev. H. L. Buckman


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

Rev. J.M. Brown


Served as Acting Pastor for one year.

Rev. E. M. Elmore


Provided faithful, steadfast and loyal service for 39 years.

Rev. W. B. Davis


Was elected to Assistant Pastor to aid Rev. Elmore.

Rev. R. L. Bobo Sr.


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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