Northside Baptist Church
Thursday, May 23, 2013
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On March 12, 1978, the Northside Baptist Church of Brunswick, Georgia was organized. That year twenty-one members constituted themselves into a new church. Memorial Chapel Funeral Home was the first meeting place with Rev. John Anderson serving as the interim pastor until April 9, 1978, when Rev. W. H. Salter, Jr. was called as pastor.
Three acres were donated to Northside and construction began for an auditorium and educational wing. On May 27, 1979, the church family moved into its new facilities. Shortly thereafter, two and one-half acres were purchased adjacent to the donated land, giving Northside five and one-half acres. Because of rapid growth, on September 17, 1980, the church family voted to build a two-story educational building and increase the size of the existing sanctuary. In February of 1981, services began in the enlarged sanctuary. Dedication of the new educational building was held in June, 1981.
Rev. Salter resigned on March 8, 1984, and Rev. Mike Miller assumed the pastorate in June 1984. On October 26, 1986, the church approved the construction of a new education/fellowship building.
Rev. Michael Miller served until April 1990, after which Rev. C. Stanley Luke accepted the call on August 26, 1990. In September of 2000, a new 600 seat worship center was dedicated. Rev. C. Stanley Luke resigned May 25, 2003 to accept a position of Ministry Resource Consultant with the Georgia Baptist Convention.
On March 21, 2004, Dr. C. Craig Hartzog accepted the call to pastor Northside. In the fall of 2007 Northside purchased 29 + acres on Highway 99 for a future church relocation site. This year we celebrated our 30th aniversary. God has greatly blessed this church. May we continue to be faithful in reaching the lost and ministering to the needs of the community and church family.