Described by current church members as a “trailblazer,” the Rev. William Stokely served the church from 1946-1982. During that time, he became known not just as the church pastor, but also the community pastor.
This month’s Faith in Action series features Central Baptist Church, which is celebrating 100 years of service in the Kingsport community.
Central Baptist Church is celebrating "100 years of spiritual excellence and servant leadership in our community."
Much has changed in Kingsport and the surrounding area since Central Baptist Church was founded 100 years ago. But through it all, the church’s dedication to service and community has not only allowed it to survive, but to thrive.
“We really feel that prayer changes things, and (it’s about) reaching out and showing unity within all the churches.” -- Janet Mills, Central Baptist Church