The humble beginnings of the ministry at Washington Avenue Baptist Church was initiated when 47 dedicated Christians saw the need of a church in 1926 on the west side of Greenville, South Carolina. Throughout the years, Washington Avenue Baptist Church, in every aspect, has truly been a New Testament Missionary Baptist Church. God’s gracious hand has definitely been upon us throughout the years and continues today.
Washington Avenue has experienced seasons of rapid growth, started three churches, trained numerous ministers, and entertained some of the greatest preachers of the twentieth century. Men of God like R.G. Lee, Vance Havner, J. Harold Smith and evangelist Freddie Gage are a few of the great preachers who have proclaimed the Word of God from this great pulpit.
As we rejoice over the past blessings, we look forward to the future with great anticipation, realizing that personal human needs are the same, and the Gospel is still God’s power unto salvation to all who believe.