ABOUT PFWBC
                            THE HISTORY OF
         ​PILGRIM FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH

PILGRIM FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH IS LOCATED AT 21 W. 7TH AVENUE IN LEXINGTON NC. THE CHURCH WAS ORGANIZED IN APRIL 1980 BY FIVE FAMILIES. THE FIRST SERVICE WAS HELD IN A BUILDING ON OLD GREENSBORO ROAD ON APRIL 13, 1980 AND WAS LED BY REV. BOBBY PARKER.

REV. PARKER AND WIFE JOAN WERE CALLED TO PASTOR THE CHURCH. THEY MOVED FROM MORGANTON TO LEXINGTON FOR ALMOST 2 YEARS.

THE REV. HORACE SHATLEY MINISTERED THE CHURCH FOR A FEW MONTHS IN 1982.

IN THE LAST PART OF 1982, THE REVEREND JUNIOR BALLEW AND WIFE FRANKIE WERE VOTED IN TO PASTOR. IN OCTOBER 2000, AFTER 18 YEARS OF MINISTRY, REV. BALLEW RETIRED FROM PILGRIM FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH.

IN NOV. 2000 REVEREND JAMES D. MESSER JR AND WIFE JUANITA WERE CALLED TO PASTOR PILGRIM FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH. THEY MOVED FROM GASTONIA TO LEXINGTON​​​​ ​ AND HOPES TO BE HERE TILL JESUS TAKES US HOME.

HERE AT PILGRIM,​​​​​ WE BELIEVE IN AND LIVE BY THE KING JAMES VERSION OF THE BIBLE AS IT IS WRITTEN AND LED BY THE WONDERFUL REVEREND JAMES D. MESSER JR.

WE HERE AT PILGRIM FEEL THAT IF YOU VISIT WITH US, YOU WILL FEEL THE WARM, FRIENDLY, LOVING AND CARING CHURCH THAT YOU COULD EVER FIND. WE STRIVE TO SHOW JESUS IN EVERYTHING WE DO AND WE ARE SURE THAT YOU WOULD BE PLEASED TO BE A PART OF OUR FAMILY. OUR DOORS ARE ALWAYS OPEN TO WELCOME YOU INTO THE HOUSE OF THE LORD.


NOW JUNE 19, 2016, WE HAVE RELOCATED TO 1653 EAST CENTER STREET EXTENSION (ALSO KNOWN AS 13 ARBOR ACRES DR)​​,WHERE THE LORD IS STILL BLESSING US!

COME ON OUT TO VISIT US AND SEE ALL THE WONDERFUL THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING AND ESPECIALLY TO  HEAR THE REAL GOSPEL TRUTH.​​