Cumberland Gap Baptist Association 
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen."          Matthew 28:19-20  

Atlanthus Hill Baptist Church
Pastor: Ryan Martin
Sunday School 10:00 AM
Worship 11:00 AM

Alanthus Hill Baptist Church: From Tazewell, take Highway 345 (Cedar Fork Road) until it intersects with Highway 63, turn right and follow Highway 63 to stop sign, turn left onto Alanthus Hill Road. The church will be about 1.5 miles on the left.


`The following was taken from the book "One Hundred Years in the Cumberland Gap Association of Baptists" 1983.

The Alanthus Hill Missionary Baptist Church, located in Hancock County, tennessee, is approximately two miles south of the Tennessee - Virginia state line. On the first Saturday in March 1889, a group of twenty two people from Rob Camp, Mt. Zion and Bowling Green Churches met, wishing to be organized as a church. The met at Edds School. Rev. B Nevils, J.G. Chadwell and Wendley Brooks served as the presbytery. They examined the members and found them sound in the faith. The church was organized with Elder W.C. Brooks as moderator and clerk for the day. Brothers J.G. Chadwell, E.P. Yeary and M.P. overton were appointed to name the church and their suggestion, Alanthus Hill, was accepted by the church.

On the same day, the newly organized church elected Elder B. Nevils moderator and Brother E.P. Year church clerk. L.F. Year, J.L. Davis and M.P. Overton were installed as deacons. The church held services at the Edds School from 1889 until 1923. We have no records for the church from May 6, 1923, until June 28, 1930.

Older people in our community say that the school building burned. On June 28, 1930, under Brother Wade Hargraves as moderator, pro tem, the church met for business. A building committee was appointed to see about raising funds to erect a church building. On July 5, 1930, the church met and selected five men to make plans and pick a site. When the church met again on July 21, nearly half of the cost of the new church was subscribed before the opening of church services. The building committee agreed to erect the new church on a plot of ground donated by H.G. Montgomery. This plot of ground was located on the Ewing Road about a fourth of a mile west of where the combined church and schoolhouse had formerly stood. Actual construction began in September of that year.

On the fifth Saturday and Sunday in November 1930, the church met in the new building. Brother Charlie Yeary was elected moderator pro tem for the day, at which time Brother Andy Buchanan was elected pastor for the ensuing year.

In 1983, there were ninety resident members and 61 non-resident members. The pastor was Rev. Carlos Wolfe; treasurer, Sister Beulah Edds, and Sister Genell Cavins, church clerk.

In researching the annuals of Cumberland Gap Baptist Association, the following has been gleaned from these records. Alanthus Hill Baptist Church became a member of Cumberland Gap Association in 1889. The following pastors have served since 1983: Rev. Danny Drummonds, Rev. Leonard Brooks, Rev. Swan Bush, Rev. Brad Gilbert, Rev. Paul Rains, Rev. Clayton Reece, Rev. Kenny Williams, Rev. L.J. Ellis and Rev. Bruce Ramsey. Genell Cavins continued to serve as church cleark at least through 1990. Juanita Kibert has served as church clerk from 1992 to the present. Beulah Edds continues to serve as the church treasurer.

Mailing Address:
Alanthus Hill Baptist Church
Alanthus Hill Rd
Phone: 865-585-0264
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