In the early 1950’s a group of people constructed a cinder block building where they would gather for Sunday School and worship. Luke Baker deeded one acre to the First Baptist Church, Newcastle, for a new church that would serve an area once known as the Snow Hill Community. The official beginning of Snow Hill Baptist Church came as 44 along with Rev. John Quickle incorporated on June 26, 1955.
The seeds of this new congregation have traces in the lives of George Snow, Ethel Davis, Lottie Henning, and others. Their contributions to the desire for a church in the area date to the 1930’s. There were at least two other locations groups met for Sunday School and worship prior to settling in on Highway 37 and Morgan Road, once Snow Hill Road.
Tuttle, and Tri-City have grown since the 1950’s. Gone is the two-lane highway that ran in front of the church, a five-lane highway has replaced it. The one-acre home to Snow Hill now encompasses more than 20 acres. Two additions and two more buildings accompany the cinder block building, while still a part of the meeting place for Snow Hill. For instance, the core of that original building has been remodeled and now serves as our Youth Café. The Auditorium Building (1972) now serves as our Youth Room.
Snow Hill built an Education Building for Children and Youth (1997) and a Multi-Purpose Building (2004) that serves as a place for worship, fellowship, community ministries, and the recent home for the FICHE Homeschool Coop. Our of our combined buildings we host a weekly Food Pantry, a clothes closet, and a monthly free medical clinic, Community of Hope.
Buildings are pragmatic means to an end. People are not. We meet in space together to demonstrate the variety of ways we value people – young and old. Our theme since 2004 is marked in the Foyer of our main Building – Journey of Faith. We believe God’s mission requires disciples. We gather as people on a journey with Jesus. Come share life and faith with us.