Winchester Road Baptist Church was started in 1987 when the Madison Baptist Association realized the need for more churches in the Huntsville area. Huntsville was growing with space related jobs that were coming to the area.
Winchester Road Baptist Church was started in 1987 when the Madison Baptist Association realized the need for more churches in the Huntsville area because it was continuously growing with space related jobs.
The Madison Baptist Association purchased 12 acres of land for WRBC and several nearby churches agreed to assist in the startup of the church. At first, meetings were held in members' homes and garages. The first official church service was held on March 2, 1987, at Jackson Way Baptist Church since there was not yet a meeting place for WRBC.
WRBC started with 24 charter members and in 1988, Pastor Hal Howard was selected to lead this new church in its quest to serve the community for Christ. In 1990, WRBC became formally organized. Once there was land, it wasn't long before there was a church. At first, it was merely a trailer that later became our youth trailer, then a small trailer with a steeple and by this time, there were 60 members.
Next came the present sanctuary and East wing that was built completely by volunteers with the help of Carpenters for Christ. Then later the fellowship hall and more rooms were added along with another trailer for office space.
In August 2009, the new foyer along with the West wing was built. The newest wing includes office space, a recreation center, a youth chapel and Sunday school rooms which meet present-day. It gives the church building a whole new feeling because of the inclusion of a new entrance and steeple.
We are joyful to serve Winchester Road Baptist Church. We want to welcome you if you are looking for a church home any time. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask.