At Ashby Lane Baptist Church, the emphasis is on unconditional love and acceptance for members of the congregation and for members of the community. Visit us and discover boundless opportunities for personal and spiritual growth, along with meaningful ways to make a real difference in your community. You’ll be greeted with genuine warmth and embraced by a supportive extended family.
At Ashby Lane Baptist Church, we endeavor to love the Lord with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. We stress the vital importance of the Bible, God’s Holy Word, as the primary way God speaks, teaches, and leads us; and we offer several opportunities for Bible study to help you learn and grow in knowledge and truth. We gather to worship thought a blended service of traditional and contemporary music to glorify and exalt our Savior. we invite you to join in praise and worship at a church where everyone is welcome and treated like family. -Jim Murray, Pastor
We serve an awesome God Who is always at work. At Ashby Lane, we find much evidence of His Presence in the number of new families He has brought into our fellowship as well as the loving, faithful families He has kept here. We are so grateful to Him for bringing so many great families to grow with us. Our Church is a place where Jesus is Lord and all people are truly welcome as part of God’s family. We teach the Bible as the life-changing Word of God that has been given to us so we can know what to believe as well as how to lice a life that is pleasing to Him.. Our passion is to keep on telling His Story until the last one of our family, friends, and neighbors hears. Welcome home to Ashby Lane Baptist Church where you can see for yourself how awesome God can be in your life.
Ashby Lane Baptist Church was started as the Friendship Chapel in June 1959. On the first Sunday there were 35 people in Sunday School and 40 people came for the morning worship service. For 10 months, the church met in the Valley Elementary School on Valley Station Road.
On My 17, 1959, Ashby Lane Baptist Church had its groundbreaking ceremony. Eight families, including the founder Brother David Weaver, a retired Army Chaplain, mortgaged their homes to purchase the land and put the first long, flat building of cinder-blocks on the property. There were no individual rooms at first. Some chairs, a few tables and a piano were donated. The first organ and nursery furniture were acquired with S&H green stamps.
On August 20, 1967, the sanctuary, which we now use, was dedicated. The money for this was received by selling bonds. Bruce Russell, son of Bob and Ann Russell, was the first person to be baptized in the new baptismal pool.
We at Ashby Lane Baptist Church feel we are truly a part of the “Family of God”, not by anything we have done but by God’s grace only. For 55 years, we have sought to serve and to honor Jesus Christ in all we do though the leadership of the Holy Spirit.
It is our desire that all who come in among our church family feel the same warmth that we share here.-2002
James Murray 2002-Present
We at Ashby Lane Baptist Church feel we are truly part of the “Family of God”, not by anything we have done, but by god’s grace only. For 55 years, we have sought to serve and honor Jesus Christ in all we do though the leadership of the Holy Spirit.
It is our desire that all who come in among our church family feel the same warmth that we share here.