By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
DELLROSE — Like many churches throughout Tennessee, Wheelerton Baptist Church in Giles County was hit hard by COVID-19 last year.
Just the year before, the church, with the assistance of deacon Keith Bennett and others, guided the church through a construction project that doubled the size of Wheelerton’s facilities. For the most part, the church did not get to enjoy the new building until this year. Members were poised for growth.
And, while it was delayed a year by the worldwide pandemic, the church is beginning to see results.
In 2019, the church baptized four people and added two more in 2020. Through June of this year, the church has baptized 15 and has at least nine more scheduled to be baptized on Aug. 8.
All the baptisms now take place in the Elk River, said pastor Paul Mason. He recalled how that has become a tradition at the church. In 2017, a young boy, Bo Lewter, came forward to accept Christ as his Savior and announced that he wanted to be baptized “today.” [Read more…]