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Our History

The church started with a prayer meeting held in the home of Mr. & Mrs. Gene Standard on March 16, 1962. The first Sunday, there were 82 people in Sunday School. The following week, the church rented a building at the corner of Lumpkin Road and Peach Orchard Road. Services were held there for approximately the next nine months.


Rev. Jim Oates was called as the first pastor on June 17, 1962. The original name of the church was Bible Baptist Church.


On February 20, 1963, the church voted to purchase approximately 3 acres of land on Lumpkin Road (our present location). In October of that same year, the members voted to change the name to Lumpkin Road Baptist Church. Five months later, in March of 1964, the first service was held in the new building, which is currently the fellowship hall and Sunday School area.


Construction on the existing auditorium began in January 1972, and the first service was held in the new building on August 20, 1972. The new auditorium was dedicated on August 30, 1972, with then Lt. Governor Lester Maddox in attendance.


The following men have served as pastor of Lumpkin Road:


Rev. Jim Oates (1962-1966)


Rev. John Sparks (1966-1968)


Rev. Bob Liedy (1968-1970)


Rev. Taylor Osment (1970-1976)


Rev. Lenard Chavis (1976-2008)


Rev. Don Stone (2008-present)

2540 Lumpkin Road  *  Augusta, Georgia 30906

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