Feature Story News Release from the Columbia Metro Baptist Association at www.ColumbiaMetro.org
Crooked Run Baptist Church, in Fairfield County, is involved with a nearby elementary school, is starting a Sunday evening service for young adults, and participates in both local and international missions.
It’s also a Fairfield County congregation that is 193 years old, averages 35-40 on Sunday mornings, and is mostly made up of members who are 60 years or older. It gives 11 percent through the Cooperative Program and supports the Columbia Metro Baptist Association with 4 percent giving.
Pastor Tommy Hutto has served Crooked Run since April 1, 2002, and was immediately impressed 15 years ago with the church’s thoughtfulness to its search process.
“Most of my pastorates had been short-term compared to this one of 15 years,” he said. “(Crooked Run) has been a great fit for me and that goes back to their initial search process. They asked me a lot of questions and were open to answering a lot of my questions. We thoroughly examined each other even down to their asking me to give my personal testimony of my salvation experience. I knew then that this church was focused on loving the Lord and loving others.”
Today, with its 105 members, the church is thriving in missions and ministries.