2020 Virtual Annual Conference Session: Read wrap-up articles, watch archived AC session & worship services

Crosby Chapel UMC - South Central


History

In 1916, a revival was conducted by Rev. Horace Freeman in a brush arbor. The result was a spiritual awakening. Ten people organized the Methodist Church. Mrs. Ada Crosby gave the land for the church; so it was named Crosby Chapel. Rev. R.P. Fain was the pastor of the Baxley Circuit and Mr. Freeman pastor at Baxley, First. These churches were in the McRae District. In 1918, Rev. I.K. Chambers was the pastor with five churches: Crosby, Asbury, Melton, Hopewell, and Midway. In 1940, Zoar was added to these and the McRae District had been dissolved. This circuit was now in the Waycross District. By 1968, these churches had been divided into two circuits with Crosby, Hopewell, and Corinth Churches on the South Baxley Charge, Statesboro District. Rev. Tom Oliver was in his fifth year as their pastor. In 1982, Corinth United Methodist Church merged with Crosby Chapel.

 

Location

3185 Crosby Chapel Church Rd
Baxley GA 31513

Stay in the know

Sign up for our newsletters

Contact

Conference Office

3040 Riverside Dr., Suite A-2 - Macon, GA 31210

PO Box 7227 - Macon, GA 31209

478-738-0048 | 800-535-4224

Administrative Office

3040 Riverside Dr., Suite A-2 - Macon, GA 31210

PO Box 7227 - Macon, GA 31209

478-738-0048 | 800-535-4224

Camping & Retreat Ministries

99 Arthur J. Moore Dr - St Simons Is., GA 31522

PO Box 20408 - St Simons Island, GA 31522

912-638-8626 | 888-266-7642

Contact us

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.