Pigg River Baptist Association




In the early 1900’s, churches were not accessible as they wanted to be because of transportation. Therefore, the fellowship was extremely limited. After much discussion, the ministers and their members decided to organize in someway to deal with the concerns at hand. So in August, 1903, the Association was begun as the Pigg River Baptist Association of Virginia.

In 1906, it was crystal clear that the goals of the organization were to edify the kingdom of Christ on earth and throughout Franklin County and adjacent Counties; to encourage the true mission spirit at home and abroad; to help poor Sabbath-schools; to help poor churches; to lower the level of illiteracy among adults; and to raise the literacy level of the youth in the various church communities. The early committees were: Education, Licentiates, Sunday School, Time and Place, Hospitality, Moderator’s Address, Foreign and Home Mission, Auditing, Nominating, Appropriations, and Finance.

The main project the Association had which made an impact on Franklin County was the building of the Franklin Industrial Academy which began education in Franklin County for Black people.

The next goal the Association had was to have a building large enough to hold the people that came together to worship. At that time, there would be hundreds of people on the grounds beginning on Friday afternoon through Sunday.

The members of the Association did not meet failure; they faced each challenge put before them with fortitude and help from the Lord.



Member Churches

Antioch Baptist Church
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Gary Percell
400 Ruritan Road
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
(540) 483-3737 • Website

Bellevue Baptist Church
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Pink Wimbish
3216 Hardy Road
Hardy, Virginia 24101
(540) 890-2767

Beulah Baptist Church
Pastor: Rev. Ferris Murphy
2335 Iron Ridge Road
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
(540) 483-7829

Castleview Baptist Church
Pastor: Rev. Walter Lawson
2320 Algoma Road
Boones Mill, Virginia 24065
(540) 489-3830

Chestnut Grove Baptist Church
Pastor: Rev. Gary Alexander
50 Inglewood Road
Wirtz, Virginia 24184
(540) 721-8660

Coles Creek Baptist Church
Pastor: Rev. Woodrow Walker
2125 Coles Creek Road
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
(540) 483-8606

First Baptist Church
Pastor: Rev. Christopher Coates
45 Patterson Avenue
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
(540) 483-5339

First Mount Airy Baptist Church
Pastor: Rev. Coleman Wright
2095 Truman Hill Road
Hardy, Virginia 24101
(540) 721-4779

Franklin Grove Baptist Church
Pastor: Rev. Chadrick Younger
3732 Hatchett Road
Penhook, Virginia 24137
(276) 576-1258

Holy Trinity Baptist Church
Pastor: Rev. Rolando Twine
675 Colonial Turnpike
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
(540) 483-2700

Little River Baptist Church
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Clinton Crump
543 Jacks Mill Road
Copper Hill, Virginia 24079
(540) 651-4101

Macedonia Baptist Church
Pastor: Rev. Roy Gunn
325 Highland Hills Road
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
(540) 484-0306

Morningside Baptist Church
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Kirby Whitfield
11799 Virgil H. Goode Highway
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
(540) 483-2486

Rising Sun Baptist Church
Pastor: Rev. Kevin Kenodle
19655 Snowcreek Road
Penhook, Virginia 24137
(540) 576-3481

Rock Ridge Baptist Church
Assist. Min.: Min. Frances Davis 
5824 Haw Patch Road
Ferrum, Virginia 24088
(540) 483-5348 • Website

Second Mount Airy Baptist Church
Pastor: Rev. Lee Carter
1162 Poteet Road
Hardy, Virginia 24101
(540) 721-2852


Truevine Baptist Church
Pastor: Rev. Dr. James C. Perkins
4025 Truevine Road
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
(540) 576-3406                                                                                                                


Word of Faith Church

Pastor: Rev. Anthony Woody

1103 Rives Road Martinsville, Va. 24112

Pigg River Officers Elected October 2021

Moderator: Rev. Coleman Wright

Vice Moderator: Rev. Gary Alexander

2nd Vice: Rev. Woodrow Walker

Executive Advisor: Rev. Kirby Whitfield Sr.

Secretary: Joyce Cobbs

Assistant Secretary: Audrey Dudley

Corr. Secretary: Carol Tuning

Treasurer: Joe Cobbs

Assistant Treasurer: William Helms

Auditor: Warren Wright

Assistant Auditor: Roberta Carter

Statistician: Marquirite Brown

Parliamentarian: Rev. Walter Lawson

Pianist: Rev. Chadrick Younger