Our Past

God has done amazing things through Trafalgar Village Baptist Church. Here’s a brief look at our past…

 

December 17, 1967 - First worship service of what was then called Five Points Baptist Mission. The group was made up of 13 families.

 

 

December 24, 1967 - First worship service was held in a store front building on the corner of Bartlett Rd. & Summer Ave.

 

 

 

April 1968 - God opened up an opportunity for the church to purchase the 5.5 acres we are located on today.

June 9, 1968 - Trafalgar Village Baptist Church was constituted.

April 1969 - First services were held in the existing sanctuary, which was built by the men of the church.

 
October 1972 - The Children’s Building was completed and the Day Care opened.
February 1974 - The T.W. Grace Memorial School Building was dedicated and used as part of the Briarcrest Baptist School System.

 

Family Life Center

April 1981 - The Family Life Center was completed and dedicated.

 

Our Pastor: Rick Panis

 

 

November 1992 - Trafalgar Village calls Rick Panis to be the part-time Youth Pastor.

April 2002 - Bro. Rick Panis is called as the Pastor of Trafalgar Village.

 

 

Fall 2003 - Dr. Bob Matthews is called to serve at Trafalgar Village in part-time role. The church would later call hin to serve as full-time Associate Pastor.


 

Dr. Bob Matthews

 

September 2003 - We Launched our Wednesday Night Celebration Services and our Sunday Night Life Groups.

 

Spring 2005 - The Children’s Sunday School Department was moved into shared space with the Day Care to accommodate growth in Adult Sunday School Department.


 

 

Easter Sunday, 2005 - To create more space for the people God was sending our way, we began our 8:15am Sunday worship service.


 

 

August 2007 - Trafalgar Village was recognized by The Tennessee Baptist Convention as one of the top 25 fastest growing Sunday Schools of intermediate-sized churches based on growth in attendance and baptisms from 2004-2006.

 

August 200 - Trafalgar Village was recognized by The Tennessee Baptist Convention as one of the top 25 fastest growing Sunday Schools of intermediate-sized churches based on growth in attendance and baptisms from 2007.

 

September 12, 2007 - The church voted to purchase 4 acres adjacent to our land and to move forward with architectural work on Phase I of the renovation of the Family Life Center.

 
 

 

Over the Past Five Years, God has brought about…

 

50% increase in Worship Attendance and Sunday School Attendance.
97 Baptisms

 

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