Pine Hill Baptist Church is one of Floyd County's oldest, predominately African-American congregations. We are located in Silver Creek, Georgia and have the heart to serve the Seney Community as well as the broader Rockmart, Cedartown, Cartersville, Dallas and Rome Communities. We offer two spirit-filled worship services Sunday morning at 10 a.m. & 11 a.m. These services regularly feature a combination of congregational hymns, praise & worship, scriptural readings, investment in the Kingdom, the invitation to discipleship, and a Gospel message. As a continuum of our Christian heritage, we celebrate Holy Communion the first Sunday of each month.
At Pine Hill, we minister to all: families, singles, married couples, men, women, seniors, young adults, teens, and children. We are a diverse congregation with varied income levels ranging from low income to upper middle income; comprised of professionals, entrepreneurs, white collar/blue collar working class, college students, retirees, homeless individuals, service providers, non-profit, etc.
We dedicate ourselves to reading, studying and following God's word; to constant prayer for guidance and empowerment; to worshiping and praising God; to making disciples for Jesus Christ; to being His servant in the service and liberation of humanity; and to seeking continual growth toward full Christian maturity.
Pine Hill Baptist Church was organized November 24, 1888. The Polk County Lodge #8717 G.U.O. of O.F. Seney, Georgia committee R.W. Moody, J.W. Ware and A.W. Whatley, donated the land. The church was utterly destroyed by a tornado in 1935 and later rebuilt.
Pine Hill Baptist Church has always been blessed to have Godly Pastors who accomplished many things in our church's rich history. Unfortunately, most of our historical records were destroyed when the church burned August 6, 1981, but we treasure them in our hearts. Listed below are the names of some of those great Pastors who led Pine Hill Baptist Church:
Pastor S.C. Cobb
Pastor J.L. Dorsey
Pastor J.W. Hunter
As a demonstration of resolve, Pine Hill Baptist Church Family pulled together and held services August 9, 1981, under the Big Oak Tree. The majority of services were conducted in the Freeman Lodge Hall #67 Seney, Georgia. Through the goodness of New Bethel Baptist Church and Bellview A.M.E. Church who opened their doors, Pine Hill Baptist Church was able to hold Homecomings and other services.
Pastor Marvin Burr, the Deacons, and Members decided through the power of God that the church would be reconstructed. Money was raised with the help of area churches, businesses, benefit programs and people from all walks of life. Deacon Joseph Whatley, Deacon Johnny Jones, Deacon Eddie Washington Sr. who was Chairman of the Board of Deacons at the time, along with other members was determined to rebuild Pine Hill Baptist Church. A contractor was hired, and the Carpenters for Christ also contributed their services to aid Pine Hill in accomplishing their goal.
Pastor Burr resigned in December 1984, and Pastor Sylvester Robinson was called to the pastorate of Pine Hill Baptist Church in February 1985. Under the leadership of Pastor Robinson, the church purchased pews, and the membership grew the short time he was our Pastor.
In February 1986, Pastor L.W. Shelton was called to Pastor. Under his leadership, a baptism pool was built along with other additions to the church. Three Deacons were ordained: Marvin E. Jones, Johnny Jones, and Kenneth Philpot.
In February 1991, Pastor Harvey Jones was called as the Pastor. Under his leadership the Fellowship Hall was completed, the steeple was installed, Pavilion was erected, and a storage building was built. Deacon Houston Staples was fellowshipped in as a Deacon. Seven others were ordained Deacons under his leadership: Julius Vanzant, Phil Dorsey, Tyrone Scofield, Clarence High, Tracey Davis, William Dorsey and Michael Smith. Six Ministers were ordained to preach: Gary Baulding, Clarence High, Kenneth Philpot, Ann Oliver, Miranda Liggons, Phyllis Davis, Kathy Vanzant and Carolyn Dorsey. The congregation rapidly grew by God adding 124 Members and the advancement of God's Kingdom was manifesting in Pine Hill Baptist Church. Other additions to the church included a new Fellowship Annex and a Pastor's study. Also under Pastor Jones leadership, the Sanctuary Choir, Male Chorus, Rivers of Living Water, Pine Hill Angels, Word of Life Praise Team and the P.J.'s Youth Choir were formed. Pastor Jones also taught Life in the Living Word every Wednesday night and organized a New Member's Bible Class. Through his steady leadership, Pine Hill reached many goals and grew to higher levels in the Word of God. After fulfilling his mandate, Pastor Jones resigned and continued to do the things of God until he was called from earthly labor to Heavenly reward.
After the resignation of Pastor Jones, Assistant Pastor Kenneth Philpot stepped in as the Interim Pastor. Pastor Philpot was a blessing to the church as he carried the Pastor's mantle during this time of transition and he served faithfully to the call of Christ. During his tenure as Interim Pastor, he was blessed to administer the right hand of fellowship to David Whatley as he was fellowshipped in a Deacon. Pastor Philpot continually ministered the Word of God with love, compassion, administered Holy Communion and kept the church in order until the Lord saw fit to fill the Pastoral vacancy of Pine Hill Baptist Church.
In July 2005, Pastor Dennis Goodman was called to the Pastorate of Pine Hill Baptist Church. During his tenure as Pastor, the church grew spiritually under his awesome teaching. As a sign that God had indeed called him to revitalize the church, Pastor Goodman was favored to ordain Jerome Stanley a Deacon and licensed Evangelist Ranunda Stanley. Pastor Goodman was also instrumental in installing a new roof on the church and purchasing a church van which allowed Pine Hill Baptist Church to be of greater service throughout the Community. In January 2015, after much prayer, Pastor Goodman resigned as Pastor of Pine Hill Baptist Church and heeded the call of God to establish a new ministry to advance the Kingdom of God further.
In June 2015, the Pine Hill Baptist Church Leadership Team surrendered to the will of God, and His call for Bishop Teco & Pastor Tiffiny Manuel to serve as our Visionaries. On August 23, 2015, in the presence of God and the Congregation, this anointed couple publicly accepted the Litany of Acceptance and were installed as the first Episcopal Leaders to serve as Pastors of Pine Hill Baptist Church.
The mission of Pine Hill Baptist Church is to be a visible and spiritual expression of God's glory by demonstrating authentic alignment in worship and service to God and ministry to others. Showing God's love we strive to reach a hungry world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We fulfill this mission in obedience to God's Word with the guidance of the Holy Spirit through the ministry of Reconciliation, Praise & Worship.
Our vision is to create an atmosphere of reconciliation, praise & worship; thereby developing a Cathedral of Hope & Miracles for hurting people, a place where deliverance, healing, and restoration takes place. This will allow us under the direction of the Holy Spirit to lead every person to a life of abundance, whereby neighborhoods, communities, cities, states, and the countries in which our parishioners reside display the beauty, honor, and Glory of God's Holy Kingdom!
The three pillars of our work (articulated in the mission statement & vision) -- Reconciliation, Praise, and Worship formulate our theme: "Let it be done on earth as it is in Heaven!"
Our Church Covenant
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Lord & Savior; and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now in the presence of God, angels and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into a covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge and holiness; to give it a place in our hearts, prayers and services above every organization of human origin; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrine; to contribute cheerfully and regularly, as God has prospered us, towards it's expenses, for the support of a faithful and evangelical ministry among us, the relief of the poor and the spread of the Gospel throughout the world.
In the case of a difference of opinion in the church, we will strive to avoid a contentious spirit, and if we cannot unanimously agree, we will cheerfully recognize the authority that God has invested in our Pastor, by following Him as he follows Christ.
We also engage to maintain family and devotion; to study the word of God diligently; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintance; to walk circumspectly in the word; to be kind and just to those in our employment, and faithful in the service we promise others; endeavoring in the purity of heart and good will towards all men to exemplify and commend our holy faith.
We further engage to watch over, to pray for, to exhort and stir up each other unto every good word and work; to guard each other's reputation, not needlessly exposing the infirmities of others; to participate in each other's joys, and with tender sympathy bear one another's burdens and sorrows; to cultivate Christian courtesy; to be slow to give or take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, being mindful of the guidance of Jesus in the sixth chapter of Matthew verse thirty-three, to secure it without delay; and through life, amid evil report, and good report, to seek to live to the glory of God, who hath called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.
When we remove from this place, we engage as soon as possible to unite with a Bible-believing church where we can carry out the principles of God's word.
New Member's Ministry
Prayer and Fasting Ministry
* This is an accurate list of the ministries that have been active at Pine Hill Baptist Church; however, some of them are not currently active.
Our Church Future
As we remain hopeful for the future of Pine Hill Baptist Church we look forward to…
1. Church Growth (including healing, spiritual maturity, and membership restoration)
2. Reviving our church ministries and resuming the church's reputation as a visible spiritual leader, a strong voice, and a beacon of hope within the community.
3. Strengthening the financial health of Pine Hill with an emphasis on tithing and stewardship.
These efforts are crucial to the financial health of the church and will clear the way for our ministry to become the Cathedral of Hope & Miracles.