lyndale baptist church north chesterfield, va

About Lyndale Baptist Church

Lyndale - A Long and Rich History of Serving the Lord...

Before Renovation and Ready For First Service

Lyndale Baptist Church’s history is rich in determination and personal sacrifice. In 1964 John and Elvira Clapp opened their home to a faithful group of Southern Baptist believers who shared a dream of a new place of worship in the Hull Street Road corridor – Dan and Hope Clapp, Steve and Evelyn Wolcson, Linwood and Rosa Weisiger, Jimmy and Frances Grubbs, Sylvia Holland and Irene Priddy.

As membership grew, early worship and planning meetings moved to the Wolcson’s basement. Encouragement came from sister Baptist Churches, namely Weatherford, Elkhardt, Central, and Bethlehem, and most notably from individuals such as Walter Nuttall, Jimmy Grubbs, and the Reverends John Edens, Lewis Sutton, Dr. Howard Arthur and student pastor Robert Kidd.

Within a short time Bob Lee and Emily Bates offered their red barn on Hull St. Rd. for temporary worship, and the first service at “360 West Chapel,” as Mrs. Bates called it, was held in October, 1966. Transforming a dairy barn into a sanctuary fit for worship at a cost of just over $5,000 had been a true labor of love. By June 1966, the Reverend Charles Gibson was called as first fulltime pastor. The old barn was torn down in 2005 to make way for the Amberleigh Subdivision.

The white cross on the Barn was recovered and now resides in Lyndale’s Sanctuary.

Within the year, a five and one-half acre site on Hull St. Rd. was purchased with the help of the Middle District Baptist Association. Bethlehem Baptist Church located at 9600 Midlothian Turnpike graciously agreed to sponsorship, and the new congregation became known fittingly as “Bethlehem Chapel.” Construction began with a ground breaking service on April 19, 1970


Upon completion of the sanctuary and a Sunday School wing, a “new” congregation known as “Lyndale Baptist Church” was constituted there on April 18, 1971, with 180 charter members.

New Lyndale Baptist Church 1971

Through the years, two other construction projects have added another wing with additional Sunday School and multi-purpose rooms, as well as a fellowship hall and institutional kitchen.

New Fellowship Hall added and Present Day After the East Wing

Lyndale Baptist Church continues today to serve its members and guests with traditional services and both traditional and contemporary activities. We are committed to strengthening the saved and reaching the lost by proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ and welcome all who wish to worship with us.

February 2014 - Our interim pastor is Reverend Erik Davidson.

May 2014 - Our pastor is Reverend Erik Davidson.            


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