About Us

OUR MISSION

 

To make disciples for Jesus Christ and magnify the Lord's name and bring sinners and non-believers to Jesus and baptizing them into his family, develop them to be Christ like, and equip them for their ministry in the church and life mission in the world.  To strengthen our link with the community by filling much needed voids, to improve the quality of life for all.

 
OUR VISION           

 

Transform the world through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ for his glory

 
OUR BELIEFS

 

 
HISTORY

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times, but it was also the acceptable time for God's plan for this community to begin to take shape. A group of dedicated and faithful Christians living together in this area constituted enough people to establish a place of worship. A century ago (100 years), God gave a vision to Reverend R.B. Hunter.  A small log cabin structure became the center point of worship. In 1909, Freemont Missionary Baptist Church was established. It was the focal point of all Baptist worshippers in the surrounding area. Even though the community of Longs was named after Willie Long, it was these faithful members who gave the backwoods of Longs community its name, FREEMONT. 

Over the years, the physical structure of the original small church deteriorated. Many of the members found themselves traveling to worship at a little church which was located in an area that is known today as Buck Creek. The other worshippers made their way to Saint John African Methodist Episcopal Church, which was the only other church in the area. These two denominations worshipped together; therefore, Saint John became known as Freemont's twin sister.
In the 1930's Freemont built a straight wooden church, but later an addition was added. A bell was also added in the steeple. This bell served multiple purposes. It was the community's telephone. When regular church services were held or good news in the community, the bell tone was cheerful, but a slow, sad, solemn death ring was sounded to alert the community of a death.  As time pass and the congregation grew larger, the structure became weaker. There was a need for a more sturdy larger structure, so in 1950, a concrete block church was built. It was later bricked. Traditions from the old church were continued in the new building. 

     Several churches have been established with people who had roots in Freemont. Myrtle hill Baptist church was the first to originate from Freemont. In 1953, Reverend Amos Bellamy helped to establish Myrtle Hill in the Sand Ridge area of Longs. A few years ago, history repeated itself. A vision was presented by God through the late Reverend Jimmy Vereen that a new structure was needed to house worshippers who came to Sunday Services. Preparations and plans were set forth by the deacons and trustees in 2003. A year later the foundation was laid. Once the foundation was in place, the building began to take shape. Our first Sunday service was held in April 2005.

God has blessed our community with many great men. They were men who stood tall and provided great leadership for our church and our community.

 

 
 
 
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