Bartlebaugh Baptist Church
Bartlebaugh Baptist Church - 1940
Bartlebaugh Baptist Church has a rich past and a glorious future. This
"hallowed ground" stands as a monument to the vision of a preacher and
people who lived many years ago. Here Reverend John Bartlebaugh labored,
and grateful people gave his name to the church and community. Within
eight miles of Chattanooga, Chickamauga Lake now covers most of what was once
The present building site and cemetery belonged to the Champion family. The United Brethren began a mission in which both Methodists and Baptists took turns holding services. The Baptists acquired the site and building in 1926. In 1964 the church bought nearly four acres of land directly across Old Harrison Pike. The first building, now over 100 years old, is presently bricked into the sanctuary. Around 1952 an education annex was built. In November, 1969, ground was broken for the children's building which was completed in March of 1970.
With many of the descendants of people who once lived in Tennessee River bottom lands and new members from growing subdivisions, the membership aims to carry on the work of Christ begun by it's first preacher and pastor.
Taken from the 1970 church directory.
Submitted by Susan Kendall