Church History

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The church was founded in 1974 as Covenant Baptist Church, beginning with a handful of people meeting in Bethesda Elementary School. The first wave of growth led the church to a move into a store front facility on Pleasant Hill Road. Continued rapid growth led the members through planning and prayer to purchase the current property on Beaver Ruin Road.

Church members did much of the work and labor. In late 1975, the new church was dedicated, setting out to reach the Norcross community with the Good News of Jesus Christ. The name was also changed from Covenant to Beaver Ruin Road Baptist Church (BRRBC) after another Covenant Baptist Church opened in Lawrenceville. The church doctrine is aligned with the Southern Baptist.

Through the years, BRRBC has been blessed to have visionary and anointed pastors. Dr. John Kent had the vision to build. Pastors Bob McKay, Carlton Bell, Bobby Moore, and Dennis Corley all saw the potential of ministry in the Norcross community and led the church to grow spiritually and numerically. Through his vision, Pastor Al Stone guided the church to remodel the current sanctuary building and added two portable buildings for a growing congregation. Dr. Howard Ramsey served as Interim Pastor on several occasions and was instrumental in helping the leadership build a solid foundation of doctrine built on biblical principles with Jesus Christ at the head. Pastor Mike Mendenhall’s vision helped inspire the plans for the Family Life Center we now occupy. After many years of discussion, planning, preparing, prayer, fasting, and perseverance, Dr. Albert Cox spearheaded the construction of the Family Life Center. The new building was dedicated in November 2006 and has hosted numerous events and activities, which glorify and honor Jesus Christ.