Providence History Timeline

2001

  • First meeting gathers at Skyland Arts Center
  • Rev. Gail Coulter serves as pastor
  • Carolyn and Eulene Gray serve as music leaders
  • First Sunday School class meets in barber shop
  • PBC incorporates
  • First baby is born: Holly Obermiller

2002

  • PBC moves to 1201 Oakland Street
  • Annette Brown, Robert Hudson serve as music directors
  • Ben Talcott serves as first summer intern
  • PBC purchases building $165,000
  • Lealani Doi is first baptism

2003

  • PBC joins United Baptist Association
  • First Sunday concert features original music by Robert Hudson

2004

  • PBC takes first mission trip: Nada, Kentucky
  • Church purchases baby grand piano
  • PBC joins Henderson County Churches Uniting.
  • PBC performs Altha Satterwhite’s Cantata

2005

  • Megan and Jacob Gliese serve as summer ESL missionaries: China
  • Mark Caldwell serves as theologian-in-residence

2006

  • Rev. Paula Dempsey leads Contemplative Prayer Retreat
  • PBC celebrates fifth anniversary, burns promissory notes
  • PBC purchases Providence House, begins $155,000 renovation

2007

  • PBC dedicates Providence House
  • PBC establishes Children’s Department at PH

2008

  • Rev. Gail Coulter retires as founding pastor
  • Rev. Randy Wright begins as interim pastor

2009

  • Rev. Julie Merritt Lee begins as pastor
  • PBC installs Tracker organ

2010

  • Free for All begins
  • PBC launches Deeper
  • Sunday Worship Meal begins

2011

  • Partnership with Gethsemane Church, Cuba begins
  • PBC receives NC Baptist Women in Ministry Church Award

2012

  • First mission team travels to Cuba

2014

  • PBC sends four youth to Youth Camp

2015

  • Second mission team travels to Cuba
  • PGLAG begins meeting in PH
  • PBC burns PH note
  • Rev. Michelle McClendon begins as Associate Pastor

2016

  • Rev. Julie Merritt Lee resigns as pastor
  • Rev. Michelle McClendon serves as interim pastor

2017

  • Rev. Mary Apicella begins as pastor
  • Robert Hudson retires as Music Director

2018

Narcotics Anon meets at PH
Third mission team travels to Cuba
Annette Brown Hudson retires as music director

2019

Michael Sebastian begins as Music Director

2020

  • Rev. Apicella resigns as pastor
  • PBC launches Zoom worship
  • Rev. Larry Gregg begins as interim pastor

2021

  • Rev. Dwight A. Moody begins as Sunday preacher
  • PBC resumes sanctuary worship
  • PBC holds 20th Anniversary Celebration

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