Our History

















Berea Baptist Church was organized in 1939. Members from Hickory Grove Baptist Church formed a new congregation as a mission outreach for the community which was led by Reverend Tom Roach. The newly formed church group met in homes until 1940 when the first building was erected. 

Over the years, the following additions and improvements have been made to Berea Baptist Church:


1967 - The Education Building was added.

1978 - The parking lot was paved. 

2003 - The Fellowship Building was constructed.

2004 - The church became incorporated.

2013 - The church sanctuary was remodeled.


Berea Baptist Church has been fortunate to have been blessed with many wonderful pastors for the furthering of the ministry through the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ:


1939 - 1946: Tom Roach

1946 - 1952: Judson Stafford

1952 - 1954: Glenn Caldwell

1954: Bud Payne

1954 - 1979: Glenn Caldwell

1979 - 1980: Reverend Barnes

1980 - 1982: Gerry Davis

1982 - 1989: Ronnie Cheek

1989 - 1999: Edwin Broadway

1999 - 2012: Mike Forrester

2013 - present: Rick Ivey


Our goal at Berea Baptist Church is to see the lost come to know our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ by reaching out to the community and spreading the Good News of Jesus. 

Quick Connect

We invite you to contact us

by phone or email with any questions.

Telephone: ​(704) 827-3241

Fax: (704) 827-2571

Email: office@bereagastonia.org

Address: 2522 Hickory Grove Road, Gastonia, NC 28056


Service Schedule
10:00 Sunday School
11:00 Worship
11:30 Children's Church
7:00 Bible Study
6:30 Middle/High Epic-Youth!