can do all things through Christ who strengthens us"
Baptist Church was founded in the year, 1872 in Fluvanna County.
After its organization, the first meetings were held under
a brush-arbor. The founding members were: Martha and William
Edwards I, Nannie A. Arnette, Jack Shepherd, Mary Jay Locker,
James Shelton, I, P.B. Parrish, Joseph Shepherd and James
Elvira Davis donated the parcel of land on which the first
church building was erected. She also suggested the name of
Galilee, which it bears until the present day. After twelve
years of increasing membership and steady progression, the
building caught fire and burned completely. The home of Peyton
Shelton of Louisa County was used as the spiritual meeting
place under the leadership of Rev. Daniel Taylor, for approximately
two years until the time of his passing. Those
initial members were heavy hearted, but not dismayed and toiled
on. Shortly thereafter, the second and present Galilee Baptist
Church building was erected under the leadership of Rev. Daniel
Allen Coleman, who served for over twenty-seven years.
Baptist Church in 1974
original detailed history of Galilee was destroyed when the
home of the then clerk, Sister Lucy Arnette, burned. Galilee’s
roll of Pastors consists of: Rev. N. Smith, Rev. D.A. Parker,
Rev. N. Smith, Jr., Rev. W.O. Mayo, Rev. H.E. Williams, Rev.
C.S. McCall, Rev. C.L. Motley, Rev. C.L. Murray, Rev. D. Taylor,
Rev. D.A. Coleman, Rev. W.S. Parrish, Rev. R.J. Green, Rev.
F.B. Berlack, Rev. H.R. Clarke and Rev. G.W. Christmas.
the leadership of Pastor Christmas, Wednesday night Bible
teachings began and the church progressed from worshipping
on two Sundays to four. Our current Pastor, Otis R. Spellman
was sent to us in 1979 and was installed in 1980. Under Pastor
Spellman’s leadership, there have been many changes and improvements
to the structure of the church building. Most recently we’ve
added classrooms, enlarged our kitchen and fellowship hall.
after the addition of the new fellowship hall in April 2000
the spiritual changes and improvements far outweigh the physical
ones. Souls continue to be saved and the Gospel continues
to be spread. We now have the option of worshipping every
Sunday either at 8:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. Monday Night Bible
Study has become a family affair with a dinner meal for all
preceding the weekly teachings. The Wednesday Night Prayer
Service now includes preaching by one of our Associate ministers.
Every Friday night we are mighty intercessors during the Battleground
of Victory and Deliverance Prayer Service.
Church auxiliaries continue to grow in number and in kind.
We currently have 13 Associate Ministers, each of whom is
spreading the Gospel in their own God given ways.
ask the blessings of our Father that we may continue to carry
on according to His will. That we may reach our destiny by
making the cares of all the oppressed our own and help bring
back the immense and ultimate hope of all mankind, which is,
the establishment of the Kingdom of God on this earth and
in our lifetime.
pray, that we collectively remain faithful to Him until our
promise of being a complete Battleground of Victory and Deliverance