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It all began in 1881 with a revival meeting held in the Bacon's Castle area and led by William Ellyson who served as the secretary of the Baptist State Mission Board in Richmond. About twenty eight people put their trust Jesus as their Savior and were baptized later that summer in the James river by Pastor J. W. Ward. These same folks and others began to work hard toward the establishment of a local Baptist church for the Bacon's Castle district and on October 21, 1884 the Second Baptist Church of Surry was organized. Later the name of that church would be changed to Bacon's Castle Baptist Church.

Today, when the Bacon’s Castle church family gathers on Sunday, there will be about 220 folks present. We are a conservative Baptist church meaning we are committed to the Bible as truth and we have a strong desire to honor God through Jesus His Son. We believe that Jesus came as Savior for all the world and that a right relationship with God begins by knowing Him. We are convinced that loving God means loving Jesus and loving His Spirit. We truly want to love God with all our heart, with all our soul and mind and with all our strength. We want to love others just as much as we love ourselves!

We believe that God placed us here in Surry to do five main things and we are committed to these purposes. We are here to worship God, tell others about Jesus, love one another, help each other grow spiritually and serve our community. We want to be directed by these purposes.

Our church family is led by elders. We are a congregational church that believes that God gives us elders to lead us. We have several men who serve us in this leadership role.

As a church we cooperate together with Southern Baptist Churches all over the USA and we are a committed part of the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia.

These are some basic things about us. Follow the links in this section and you will discover much more detail about each of these subjects. If you have any questions, please give us a call. We’d love to chat and do our best to answer!

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