Dedicated October 1952

1915-1916 - dates the very earliest days of Providence Presbyterian Church when a Sunday School was organized at Piney Grove School by Miss Alice Edmundson.

1917 - Dr. Ben R. Lacy and George R. Coopers (ministerial student) pitched a tent on the school grounds, and the first two converts were Mrs. Zeb Byrd and Miss Kittie Stephenson. A lot was donated and some material was placed on the grounds; however, with careful consideration and Divine guidance, the congregation was inspired to secure a lot and build a Church at our present location.

1921 - a church building was erected and was named Providence Mission, a mission of Spence Church. Charter members were: Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Coates, Miss Nannie Coates, Edwin Massengill, Mrs. Sarah Johnson, Mrs. Eula Byrd, Tony Johnson, Mrs. Elsie Barbour, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. McGee, J. P. McGee, Mr. and Mrs. F. Y. Stephenson, Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Beasley, Mrs. Clarence Lee, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Budd Wood, Mrs. Katherine S. Lassiter, Mr. and Mrs. Joe R. Beasley, Mrs. Annie S. King, Mrs. Mary S. Johnson,. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Massengill, Mr. and Mrs. Zeb Byrd, Miss Kittie Stephenson, Miss Emily Langdon, and Mrs. Lillie B. Barefoot.

1927 - October 30, the Church was organized with three ruling Elders; Ed S. Coates, G. W. McGee and John L. Johnson and three Deacons; J. P. McGee, F. Y. Stephenson, and B. J. Beasley. Rev. Dixon McDonald was pastor and served the field until 1942 when Rev. W. P. Robertson answered the call. During his ministry, he started an outpost, which later became Plainview Church.


  • Rev. F.H. Spence - 1915-1916
  • Dr. Ben R. Lacy - 1916-1917
  • Rev. D.M. McGeachy - 1917-1922
  • Rev. Edwin S.Coates - 1922-1925
  • Rev. R.E. Henderlite - 1925-1926
  • Rev. A.E. Lassiter - 1926
  • Rev. Dixon McDonald - 1926-1942
  • Rev. W.P. Robertson - 1942-1944
  • Rev. Donald McMahan - 1944-1945
  • Rev. James Porter - 1945-1949
  • Rev. Frank Wilkerson - 1949-1950
  • Rev. D.H. Dulin - 1951-1954
  • Rev. Jack R. Dail - 1954-1958
  • Rev. J.A. McIntyre - 1958-1960
  • Rev. J.D. Nesselrodt - 1960-1964
  • Rev. W.B. McSwain - 1964-1965
  • Rev. J.D. Nesselrodt - 1966-1971
  • Dr. I.M. Bagnal- Interim
  • Rev. C.W. Kimbrough - 1973-1979
  • Rev. James Ray Shroyer - 1981-1986
  • Rev. Raymond M. Tear - 1987-1995
  • Rev. C. Mark Scott - 1997-2004
  • Rev. James Davis - 2007-2019
  • Rev. Nadia Stropich - 2019-2021
  • Rev. Roger Korsten - 2021-

Homecoming 1957

Homecoming at Providence - 1957