All are welcome
We are a Southern Baptist Church located in southern Graves County just 6 miles south of Mayfield, KY. We would love to have you come and worship with us. If you don’t currently have a church home, we want to welcome you to come worship with us. We have a Sunday school class for all ages and we are a “come as you are” type of church. We have a blended worship service, combining hymns and modern contemporary worship songs. So come check us out sometime!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Newcomers and visitors often have questions about a church in order to get to know the church a bit better. It can be daunting to visit a new church for the first time, especially when you’re not exactly sure about the details that matter to you. To give you a picture of what our church looks like, here are some answers to frequently asked questions:
Can I view services online?
Does your church offer a nursery?
We provide a nursery for children ages 0-2, Sunday mornings from 9 – 11:45am and Sunday nights from 6-7pm.
What do you offer for children on Sunday morning?
We offer Children’s Church for preschool – 1st, and 2nd – 6th grades every Sunday except the first Sunday of the month
Do you have to dress up to attend your worship service?
No! We are a “come as you” are congregation. Dressing up is not a requirement to worship with us. Some do wear their “Sunday best” but you’re also likely to see someone in slacks and a casual shirt, or even jeans. We believe the most important part about Sunday morning is showing up, ready to worship God.
I’m worried about church security. Does your church take security measures?
We take the safety of our congregation very seriously. But, due to security, we cannot explain the measures we have in place.
I have some other question(s). Is there someone I can talk to at the church to learn more?
We would love to answer any questions that you may have about Sedalia Baptist. If you didn’t find what you were looking for on our website, please Contact Us.
History of our church
After its organization, the young church worshiped in the schoolhouse or the local Methodist Church building. The present property was bought from the Jenkins heirs in June 1899, for the sum of $82.90. The first house of worship, which was a large frame building containing one room, was built in the summer of 1899. The dedication sermon was preached the first Sunday in October by Bro. W.M. Rudolph, who had been called as pastor. The approximate cost of the building was $500. The names of the first Trustees and Building Committee were: J.J. Kesterson, Will J. Whitlow, Emmette Boyette, J.M. Eavens, and S.A. Gallemore.
In 1920, a new red brick building with a balcony and five Sunday School rooms, a Nursery and a Pastor’s study was erected on the same site. A Fellowship Hall with three classrooms, a kitchen and restrooms on the first floor, and six classrooms on the upper floor was completed and opened April 2, 1959.
On April 3, 1977, a beautiful new educational building was dedicated to the Lord’s work. Completed February 12, 1977, it contained eight classrooms and four restrooms.
On July 7, 1991, the first service was held in the new sanctuary of the Sedalia Baptist Church, with the dedication service held August 4, 1991. Today, this sanctuary stands in all its glory, with its spire pointing heavenward and its stained-glass windows, as a symbol of love to those who worship there.
On July 22, 1998, the church celebrated its 100th Anniversary with a full days’ program with former pastors, members and friends in attendance. A drama of the organization of the church, with stand-ins representing its thirteen charter members, was presented during the morning and former pastors Bro. A.W. Landis, Bro. Charles Blair and Bro. Glyn Orr were speakers through the day. Bro. Charlie Simmons, our Association Director, took part on the program, while Phillip Forester had charge of the musical program.
The construction of a new Fellowship Hall with multiple classrooms, offices and a full kitchen was completed in 2000. Our latest and largest structural addition is the Multi-Purpose Center completed in 2006. This building includes a gymnasium with a college size basketball court and a stage for performances and plays; a meeting & acivity room with a full kitchen. The Multi-Purpose Center is often referred to as the “Youth Building” because our youth ministry uses it for meetings, worship, and many other activities.
The year of 2013 was eventful in the life of the church. Under the leadership of Pastor Brad Hall, the church completed a roofing project, paved the parking lot, and completely remodeled the sanctuary. A homecoming service was held on August 4th, 2013, to acknowledge the completion of the renovations. The Lord blessed the church with no debt by the end of the year. This was all done while increasing support of missions and providing support for several members who went on mission trips during the year.
We honor the many former pastors and servants who have, since the beginning, given countless hours for the cause of Christ at this place.
Those who have served as pastors are:
Gene Smith (int)
* current pastor