In 1949, under the leadership of Reverend R. B. Thomas a new church was built. The old wood frame building was torn down and the church was erected with the existing blocks. This structure was turned to face First Street. Carpet was installed and the benches were made of wood. These benches were also used as Dinner tables when dinner was served.
Floyd Chapel has been blessed with the leadership of several different Pastors and great things happened under the leadership of most.
In 1990 our present Pastor, Reverend Edward C. Cochran was installed as leader of this flock. The active deacons during this time were Deacon George Franks, Deacon Harold Franks, and Deacon Jacob Edmond. There were approximate 12 active members. Under the guidance of Pastor Cochran, many new and exciting changes have been implemented.
Since 1990, our membership has grown from 12 active members to over 200 active members. Pastor Cochran was the only minister in 1990. Our ministerial staff has grown to include 11 Associates. Pastor Cochran and Floyd Chapel Baptist Church as licensed 9 ministers and ordained 1. Twelve deacons have been ordained under this leadership.
In or around May of 1996, ground was broken on our new fellowship hall. In 1997, our new fellowship hall was completed and later named "Floyd Chapel Baptist Church Memorial Hall" in honor of our deceased members who departed this life prior to the completion of this dream.
On January 26, 19997, new established departments were implemented; they are the Men's Department; Women's Department, Youth Department, Music Department, Evangelistic Outreach and Drug and Alcohol Ministry.
We purchased the vacant house and land located at 106 First Street in June of 1998. The small blue wood house that occupied this land was torn down and at this time the lot is vacant waiting on our physical growth.
In March of 1999, we purchased the land located at the corner of Berry Street and First Street. We also purchased a 25 passenger bus in December of 1999.
In 2000, Pastor Cochran in obedience to God, established 4 new ministries: Nurses Ministry, Media Ministry(Video), Youth Ministry and the Ministerial Spouses Counsel. One Deacon was added to the Deacon Ministry (Deacon Malcolm Jennings). We also was blessed with one new Minister, (Reverend Edward Hunter). The Youth Ministry have their own services on Thursday nights. Their service at this time is called "Teen Expressions".
In May, 2001 Floyd Chapel published our firs ever cookbook called "Feeding the Flock" with over 120 years of recipes and remembrances. We licensed one new Minister, Jocelyn Poellnitz on Sunday, May 6, 2001 and in this same year was blessed with the union of another, Minister Tony Hayes.
In January 2002, Floyd Chapel started our first Midweek services on Wednesday nights starting at 7:30pm. This has allowed the associate ministers to bring the word. In April, 2002, Floyd Chapel published our first newsletter called "Spotlight News". The first issue was dedicated to our beloved pastor and first lady.
In May 2002, Floyd Chapel started our first summer camp. 2002 was also the birth of our vision...God said, build my house.
We are growing, in every aspect of the word, both spiritually and physically. God is truly blessing us here.
Floyd Chapel Baptist Church
104 1st Street.
Stockbridge, Georgia 30281