Sandcreek Baptist Church
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Sandcreek Baptist Church is the oldest American Baptist Church in Decatur County having been organized on the 3rd Saturday of June, 1822.  The original members were Zachariah Garton, Polly Garton, Dudley Taylor, Nancy Taylor, Jenny Miller, Rebekah Loyd, John B. Potter, and Jane Potter.  In 1823 they joined the Flatrock Association.  John Potter was pastor and also served as the moderator.  He died in February of 1823 and is buried in Sandcreek Cemetery.

Sandcreek's first building, located on what is now Sandcreek Cemetery, was a 24 x 30 foot long structure.  Construction began late in 1823 and was completed in 1824 with the first service held in April. 


In 1842 a 50 x 40 foot log frame building was erected.  In 1882 the decision was made to relocate and property was acquired about 4 1/2 miles southeast on U.S. Highway 421 where the church is still located.  This new building was of brick, made on the site, and was completed in the fall of 1883.

Other additions are:

In 1923 plans were made to build a basement and an annex to the front of the building.  On March 19, 1933 the church dedicated the addition of a kitchen, Sunday school rooms (upstairs), and an entry hall.

A parsonage was built and dedicated on October 4, 1953.

With attendance growing, the congregation voted to build an educational unit and a ground breaking service was held on July 2, 1972.  The method of raising funds for this building program was unique.  The church decided to become a "tenant farmer".  Some of the land was donated completely, while others were worked on half shares.  This program of earning money was done for six years and the church raised over $25,000.  The new building was dedicated on January 28, 1973.


As the ministry to which we have been called here at Sandcreek Baptist Church continues to grow during the years to come, let us give thanks for the blessings of the past and the opportunities of the future.

Quick Info:

Interim Pastor: Harold Carter

Organist: Marcia Runyan

Pianist: Diana Jacobs/Hazel Buell

Song Leader: Mary Marsh

Youth Leaders: Mark and Angie Hamer and Jan Ziegenfus

Where to Find Us:
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3177 E. County Road 300 S.
Greensburg IN 47240