Brief History of Taylorville Baptist Church

  • Taylorville began forming on September 14, 1960 as a mission of Forest Lake Baptist Church.  Until October 1960, worship services were being held in the home of Mr & Mrs P L Spiller.  Pastors of the mission were Rev J H Sollie, Rev W K E James, and Rev Adolph Phares.
  • In October 1960, the Taylorville school property was purchased for $16,300 by Forest Lake and construction on the first sanctuary began in January 1965.  Forest Lake endorsed a $45,000 bond issue to construct the first sanctuary for the mission.
  • On August 29, 1965 the mission formally became Taylorville Baptist Church under the direction of Rev Adolph Phares.
  • A building program to add the two-story education classrooms, kitchen, and fellowship hall was completed in 1971.  The cost was $90,000.
  • The Family Life Center Gym was built in 1988.
  • A new sanctuary and worship center was completed for $1,900,000 in November 2004.
Spiller Home

Pastors of Taylorville

Rev J H Sollie (Mission Pastor)
Rev W K E James (Interim Mission Pastor)
Rev Adolph Phares
Rev Lamar Denkins*
Rev Ronald Jackson
Rev Kenneth Carr
Rev Lynwood Duncan*
Rev Billy Gray
Dr Max Goodson
Rev J K Ham*
Rev Rick Mitchell
Rev Danny Courson
Rev Don Springer*
Rev Chris Kynard
Dr Curtis A Kelley
Rev Randy Pate
*Interim Pastor