History of Little Sandy Baptist
On May 11, 1980, twenty six Independent Bible-Believing Christians met together on what turned out to be the first Sunday of Little Sandy Baptist Church. The body of believers met in a small three bedroom house that had never been occupied. They met there until winter when one of the members offered their basement for services during the construction of their home. It was during this time that the actual church building was constructed on property purchased for $1.00 from Jim and Darlene Womack. The property is located on Little Sandy Road, Greenup, Kentucky.
On April 26, 1981, thirty-three believers met for the first time in the new church building situated on its current site, 3569 St. Rt. 3307, Greenup, Kentucky. The congregation borrowed fifteen thousand dollars to complete the building. Much of the work was accomplished by members of the congregation who labored faithfully. Early pastors included Pastor Don Janke, Pastor Gerald Womack and Pastor Roy Blevins.
August 27, 1986, saw Little Sandy Baptist Church unanimously call Wayne Stephenson as its Pastor. Brother Stephenson served as the church’s pastor until 2009, when the church extended a call to Brian Wray to serve as the new pastor, upon the retirement of Pastor Stephenson. Pastor Wray resigned as pastor in the spring of 2012, with Pastor Stephenson filling in as interim pastor. On Sunday, July 8, 2012, the church extended a call to Tim Wright to become their pastor. Brother Tim continues as the Pastor of Little Sandy. The church began to build an addition to its current facility in 2014. It is yet to be completed.