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.