Our History:
The story of Petsworth Baptist Church is really His story – the story of Christ and his people.  Petsworth Baptist Church was established in 1881.  Petsworth began meeting in a field sharing a pastor with 2 or 3 other churches in the area.  Soon land was donated and a building erected in 1881.  The Rev. M.L. Ragland accepted a newly organized field of Petsworth, Beulah, and Providence churches in 1933 preaching twice a month.  As membership began an all time high and Sunday school began to strengthen the church voted to construct a new sanctuary and the cornerstone was laid October 21, 1962 during a Homecoming service.  On March 29, 1967 the church voted to hire a full-time pastor.  The first full time pastor was Rev. Ray C. Linthicium.   
The original church sanctuary was built in 1881 with an addition made in 1962 of a new sanctuary. Since then Petsworth has grown in size and the Wiatt educational building was completed in 1996, with the completion of a new sanctuary in 2003. The original church building now serves our Student Center, home to our Student Ministry! Our preschool was established in 1985.  Petsworth’s Awana group was started in 1995.  
Petsworth owes much to the endeavors and success of the members of the past.  May the Lord always bless us.  The future, as well as the past, will truly be His story.
Pastors of Petsworth Baptist Church
Rev. W.M. Wiatt 1881 – 1913
Rev. Noel Jackson 1913 – 1915
Rev. R.A. Folkes 1915 – 1931
Rev. H.L. Corr 1931 – 1933
Rev. M.L. Ragland 1933 – 1938
Rev. E.B. White 1938 – 1942
Rev. Harry Corr 1942- 1944
Rev. V.P. Locke 1944 – 1950
Rev. O.G. Burnett 1951 – 1959
Rev. Charles Anderson Jr. 1959 – 1965
Rev. M. Kemper Kelly 1965 – 1966
Rev. Ray C. Linthicium 1966 – 1969
Rev. Dott Bryan 1969 – 1973
Rev. John T. Lennon 1974 – 1982
Rev. Billy Kincaid 1984 – 1987
Dr. James Birkitt 1987 – 1989
Pastor William F. Holloway 1989 – 1993
Pastor Charles L. Callis 1994 – 1995
Pastor Dennis Hollandsworth 1996 – 2010
Pastor Clint Miller 2011 – 2015
Pastor John Pouchot 2016 – Present
Pastor Daniel Naff 2019 – Present
Pastor J.W. Harrington (Crossroads Church NNK) 2020 – Present
Pictured is Rev. W.M. Wiatt
Key Moments In Our History:

Original church built- 1881

Groundbreaking of new sanctuary begins

New sanctuary completed and dedicated- 1962

Groundbreaking on Wiatt educational building begins- 1989

Wiatt Building completed and cornerstone laid- 1996

Petsworth moves to two services each Sunday- begins to outgrow sanctuary

Groundbreaking on Wiatt Building addition (a new Worship Center) begins-2003

Ribbon cutting ceremony on the newly completed sanctuary- 2003

Petsworth plants BridgePoint Church- 2007

Petsworth AWANA Ministry reaches 100+ children… walls are removed for more space- 2020

Petsworth plants Crossroads Church NNK- 2020

Petsworth hosts 2nd & 3rd Converge services- gatherings with 6+ churches in the community- 2021

Petsworth helps start MyRenu organization- 2020

Petsworth announces its Fall 2022 church plant, Ridgeview Church- 2021