We are a group of followers of Jesus Christ that exist to Love God, Serve People, and Share Jesus with the community around us. We value our relationships with each other and cherish the opportunity to grow closer to God. The Bible and the Holy Spirit's leading in our lives helps us extend love and grace to those without hope.
OUR MISSION / PURPOSE
Our mission / purpose statement is Love God, Serve People, and Share Jesus. This statement reflects who we are and want to be. We strive to be a church without walls. Jesus calls for us to reach the lost and the broken. We want to be like the church from the book of Acts, to see our community changed. This is reflected in our vision statement "Transforming our world through the love of Jesus."
Our core values include Loving unconditionally, Finding hope, Growing in grace, Serving joyfully, Living generously, Sharing Jesus, and Embracing the truth. These values guide our church in both our philosophy and decision making.
Our church was founded in 1963 when a group of people from Swift Creek Baptist left to form a new church.
The first service of Midway Baptist Church was held at I I :00 am, Sunday, August 25, 1963 in the Swift Creek School gym.
Midway Baptist continued to meet in the gym for church services and Swift Creek Fire Department and Horace Airington's basement for other meetings until a church building was completed.
On January 12, 1964 the name of the church was changed to Macedonia Baptist Church.
On Sunday, May 31, 1964 the first worship service was held in the new building. It was followed by a week-long revival.
On August 18, 1974 a new Sanctuary was dedicated to the glory of God.
In June of 2000, the Church began our 4th building program, which involved a building expansion for a weekday education program, The Children's Place.
The church retired its debt in 2020.
Donnie is originally from Ontario Canada and served in student ministry for more than 20 years. As pastor, he now loves to help people understand who God is and how to live out their relationship with Jesus. Donnie and his wife, Laura, have one son, Ty, who is a sophomore at Liberty University.
Jake Taylor knew since the age of 14 that music would always be a part of his life. He recognized early that God gave him a beautiful gift and as our Music Minister, he strives to share that gift with others by offering praise and worship through music. He feels pure joy living out exactly what God has called him to do. Jake likes to say, "I'm not up there performing...it's just pure worship."
Taffy has over 30 years of experience working with students and young adults. He brings a high level of excitement and energy. His goal is to bring the student ministries together as a whole, bridge gaps between age groups, and learn how to serve together. He is committed to serving our youth culture and encourages all to open their hearts and minds to Jesus.