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.