Who We Are
Founded in 1923, Glenn Memorial Baptist Church is a member of the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV). We are also members of the Appomattox Baptist Association. We are located ten miles west of Farmville and about 40 miles east of Lynchburg. Our members strive to be the hands and feet of Christ in our community. Our church motto is: "Serving God by Serving You." We are very mission-minded!
In addition to the Baptist tenets such as immersion, we believe that the Lord uses all people who want to work for Him. Therefore, we have women deacons and women serve as worship leaders. In addition, divorced persons are in positions of leadership. We strive to be non-judgmental and welcoming to everyone.
Why Join Us?
We live at a time where serious commitment seems to be a thing of the past, where neither non-Christians
nor Christians seem willing to make a life-long commitment. But serving Jesus is a life-long commitment,
a life-long covenant with the One who gave His life for us and intercedes with our Heavenly Father on our
behalf. Belonging to a church that loves and serves the Lord provides the believer with the best opportunities for service and for strengthening his/her personal walk with Jesus. Come check us out, ask questions and join us!
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the profession of our faith having been baptized in the name of our Savior, and in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love;
To strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrine; and
To contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expense of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.
We also engage to maintain family and private devotion, to religiously educate our children, and to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances.
We strive to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealing, faithful in our engagements, exemplary in our deportment, and zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.
Moreover, if we move from this place, we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church, where we can carry out the spirit of the covenant and the principles of God's Word. And may the God of peace who brought again from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep with the blood of an eternal covenant, even our Lord Jesus, make us perfect in every good thing to His will, working in us that which is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever.