After meeting as a congregation for two years, at the cost of one dollar paid to Aaron and Mary Ertel on May 4, 1872, the trustees of Silver Grove Baptist Church were deeded one acre of land along the Fort Ancient and Clarksville Free Turnpike Road to erect a structure for the purposes of worship. The first service was held in the new building in 1874. Prior to the collapse of the roof in 2006, the church structure was the oldest standing building of worship in Warren County.
Shortly after rebuilding, new Pastor R. Steve Tufts helped revitalize the congregation to what it is today, and faithfully served until his retirement in 2022. Today, Silver Grove is a vibrant body of believers excited for the next chapters that Christ will write for us as we follow in obedience to Him.
In obedience to God, as a Christ-centered body of believers, we commit to disciple, enable and encourage one another to love, worship, and serve our Savior, Jesus Christ. Furthermore, we commit to share the Good News and ourselves with our neighbors at Silver Grove Baptist Church, in the surrounding communities, and throughout the world.
Our Purpose and Beliefs
Silver Grove Baptist Church exists to:
WORSHIP - To participate in public worship services together and to maintain personal daily devotions. (John 4:24)
EVANGELIZE - To share the good news of Jesus Christ with as many people as possible in our community and throughout the world. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; 2 Peter 3:9)
MINISTER - To serve unselfishly in Jesus' name, meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those in our church, community, and in the world. (1 Peter 4:10-11; Matthew 25:34-40; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; Galatians 5:13)
DISCIPLE - To help members develop toward full Christian maturity and train them for effective ministry. To promote personal, spiritual growth and discipleship through Bible teaching. (Ephesians 4:11-13; Matthew 18:20; 2 Timothy 2:1,2)
FELLOWSHIP - To encourage, support and pray for each other as members of the family of God. To share our lives together. (1 John 1:7; Acts 2:44-47; Hebrews 10:23-25; Romans 15:5-7; John 13:34,35)