To minister to the Spiritual, Physical and Emotional need of our community by glorifying and enjoying God as we make and equip authentic disciples.
We are in a Partnership with the traditional Cooperative Program Utilizing the resources of the Southern Baptists of Texas agencies to maximize our ministries effectiveness. Our primary mission intention is the evangelism of the community God has placed us in. Our missions initiative is Kingdom. Through whatever means God provides we reach out into our community, county, state, nation and the world.
What We Believe
Our position is that there is one and only one living and true God, who exists in three persons — Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit — but without division of nature, essence, or being. He is a personal intelligent, spiritual Being… the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. While outside of time He is actively involved in His creation.
The Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. God is its author. Biblical inerrancy is the foundational to our belief. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction.
Our desire is to praise and worship Him passionately—as individuals, as families, and as a local church. Our worship services are traditional. While enjoying the more contemporary venues we have chosen to continue with traditional Hymns of our faith.
Brother Terry began ministering to Willow Springs in 2017, bringing experience and energy with him. He and his wife Sallie had been enjoying retirement since 2005. Although active in several ministries and programs he felt His pastoral blessings had come to an end. Sensing the need for stability and experience in rural churches he answered that call. He brought not only a call to repentance but a call for unity and the daily expression of the love of the Lord Jesus Christ. “The Cross on this church is red” is a true expression of his heart. Although considered by many to be out-of-the-box, his secular and ministry success has answered the needs of our church and this community.
Pastor Terry Pellman and wife, Sallie
In the early part of the century there was no church in the community. However, worship services and a Sunday School were held in the school house. Brother Martin, a Baptist preacher and Bro. Chisolm, a Methodist preacher, preached on alternate Sundays. The Sunday School was a union of both groups. Then for a long period there were no church services in Willow Springs except for and occasional service in the unused school house or a brush arbor revival. One such I remember was when the late B. B. Atkins and W. H. Hines and others put up an arbor. The revival preacher was Bro. Copeland, a Protestant Methodist. He was the father of the present Bishop Kenneth Copeland of the United Methodist Church, Texas Conference.
In the late 30’s a Rev. Sawyer came here and preached for a revival and the Willow Springs Baptist Church was organized as an Independent Baptist Church. Immediate plans were made for the building of a church house. Logs were purchased from Mr. Kidd of Brownsboro. The logs were hauled from the East Texas piney woods by the Kidd trucks to the present site of the church, land having been purchased from the late B. O. Conditt. Little if any, labor was hired. The men of the community, with Brother Sawyer returned to Ft. Worth. The war came on, many people left for jobs in the defense industry and the young men for service in the Military so the little church stood idle except for a brief period when Bro. Tom Johnson served as pastor.
Then in 1946 the Rev. James D. Gordon of the Ft. Worth Theological Seminary heard of the plight of the little church. He came here and held a revival which led to the reorganization of the church which then became affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, its present status. The church grew and prospered and was served by a number of good pastors. Repairs and improvements were made from time to time and then in the mid-fifties under the pastorate of Rev. Olen Cantrell plans were made for the modern brick sanctuary. The fine educational unit was added a few years back to make this one of the nicest rural churches anywhere.