Bethlehem Primitive Baptists to hold preaching service

Published 12:43 pm Wednesday, September 18, 2019

By Mark Bateman

Bethlehem PBC Preservation Society

The annual memorial Primitive Baptist Preaching Service at Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church near Columbia will be held on Sunday, September 22, at 10:30 a.m. The service will be led by Elder Johnny Ray Gardner.

Directions to the church: Take US Highway 64 to Columbia. At traffic light head south onto NC Route 94 for about 2 miles, and take right onto Newlands Road. The church is 1/8 mile west; park in the yard.

This service is held each year in memory of the late Mrs. Nellie Mae Holdia Barnes, last member of the church, and is sponsored by the Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church Preservation Society.

For further information about the church, see the Society’s website at