God’s word teaches that we are to go into all the world preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. In 1923, Dr. R.E. Guy, pastor of West Jackson Baptist Church in Jackson, Tennessee, heeded God’s call to minister on the home mission field. In April of 1923, Dr. Guy organized a Sunday School class in the home of Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Rushing. Later, Dr. Guy conducted a successful brush arbor revival which led to the organization of Poplar Heights Baptist Church. The first meeting of the new church was held on August 23, 1923.
Throughout decades of faithfulness, Poplar Heights Baptist Church has been seeking to serve the Lord. Twenty-two different men have served as pastor of Poplar Heights during the past 90+ years.
We are excited about what God has in store for us as we near the celebration of 100 years of His faithfulness to Poplar Heights and His ministry through our congregation.