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The Shadow Of Thy Wings
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Long Branch Church did not begin with brick and mortar, fine pews and stained-glass windows as you know it today. It goes back more years than any of the present members have lived. However, the history of Long Branch survived the test of time and was passed on from generation to generation by word of mouth until legal documents were recorded. It all began many years ago when slaves from St. Julian, Santee, Mt. Sion, and Chestnut Valley would meet at Chestnut Valley, a sixteen hundred (1600) acre plantation owned by C. I. Dickerson, to worship God. It was told that the owner soon grew tired of the sound of praises of worship and gave his slaves a piece of land near the southern most part of the plantation (right where we are now) to be theirs as long as it was used for worship. (This area became known as "Long Branch" because there was and still is, a very long branch of water that began from underground springs near what is now the John Minor Place. This branch flows into the James Taylor Pond and continues from the pond northward on the left of Rt. 2 Highway all the way to Massaponax.) On this spot of grounda brush arbor building was erected by the slaves to be used to worship.
On July 13, 1882 the first wooden framed church was completed by Tom Hailstalk, a carpenter, and others was known as Long Branch Baptist Church. It wasn't until May 30th, 1884, two years later, a deed was made between Charles and Lucy Pierson, the landowners, and John Arthur Jackson, Hazelwood Turner, Phillip Burris, Wellington Gordon, and Anthony Jones, the first Trustees of Long Branch Church. It consisted of 1/4 acre of land and was to be used only to erect a church. For some reason the deed was not recorded at the County Courthouse until 1902, 18 years later and on December 22, 1909, the original deed was delivered to Rev. A. Goodloe, the first minister of the wooden frame church. Years later when the government purchased land, now A. P. Hill, Mt. Dew Church, Ol' Bethlehem Church of Caroline, and many homes were taken. As a result, several families came to this area and united with Long Branch Church.
Worship service was held on third Sundays of each month. Homecoming and Revival always begin on third Sunday in August. Great revivals were held in this wooden framed, wood stove heated, lamp lighted church, and many souls were won to the Lord, and many were strengthened.
Not much is known about the early/first organizations of the church. The only known organization was the Sunday School which has no record of its beginning.
In 1959 the new Long Branch Church was completed!!
Rev. Dr. Morris Oliver retired from the Federal Highway Administration in Washington, DC after almost 22 years. Rev. Oliver has a passion for ministering to lost souls, for empowering people in their spiritual gifts and for ministering to pastors. Rev. Oliver is a Certified Intentional Interim Pastor through the Center for Congregational Health and an instructor at Arm of the Lord Bible College in Fredericksburg, VA. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and his Doctorate of Religious Education from the Andersonville Theological Seminary. He was ordained in October 1995 at the now Victory Temple Missionary Baptist Church of Alexandria, VA. Rev. Oliver and his wife of 26 years, Mrs. Poinsetta Cowles-Oliver, reside in Fredericksburg, VA. He and his wife founded Power Full Impact Ministries, Inc., a 501(c)(3) ministry which serves the underserved in 3 areas: (1) Interim Pastorates/International Missions, (2) American Sign Language interpreting for religious services and (3) Refugee housing. Rev. Oliver has served as Interim Pastor at Victory Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Alexandria, Piney Branch Baptist Church in Spotsylvania, Shiloh Baptist (Old Site) in Fredericksburg and is currently serving as Interim Pastor here at Long Branch in Woodford, VA since November of 2016.
We've been waiting for you. We believe that every person who comes into this fellowship was sent by God. We want to express God's love to you with heartfelt warmth. We're eager to know more about you, and we're excited to share what God is doing for us here at Long Branch Baptist Church. It won't take you long to discover that we are a loving church family. Growing together, we worship, we praise, we learn and we reach out to our community with life transforming truth.
If you are looking for a spiritual path or a place to belong, then you have found it. At Long Branch, we make every member feel welcome and comfortable. Not only will you come to better understand the foundations of your faith, but you will also discover helpful techniques for applying key religious teachings to everyday living.
When Rev. Oliver is not able to deliver the word, he calls on his "Anchorman" to stand in and preach the word at a moments notice.
Visitors and Friends Come To Hear His Message
Rev. Smith has been given the name of "Superwoman" by Pastor Oliver.
She is responsible for ministering to the women of the Church. She trains the Deaconesses of the Church as well.
When Pastor Oliver is out, she is responsible for Communion and Baptism.
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14297 Long Branch Road, Woodford, Virginia 22580, United States
Dial in 978-990-5290
Access Code 4423893
7pm - 8pm
Access Code 4423893
Sunday School - 10am - 11am
Morning Worship - 11am - 12:30pm
Pastor Available By Special Appointment
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