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Pastor William Vest
John Sines Jr
Douglas Allen Campbell
In August 1948, Pastor William Vest and a small group of 21 people desired to worship GOD.
They begin to fellowship in a tent along side of 460 East in Forest, Virginia, across from Goode Road.
A few years later, a "little white church" would be built and the church would go through many changes, as well as many pastors over the next several decades.
In April 2013, John Sines Jr, would be invited as a guest speaker and that June - he would answer the call to lead the church as the Senior Pastor.
On December 6, 2020, Douglas Allen Campbell began serving as the Associate Pastor after holding the office of Deacon for 5 consecutive years.
On December 9, 2020, 30 acres of land across the street from the "little white church" was donated, allowing the church an opportunity to thrive.
Currently, a building expansion project is already underway to develop "East Campus" - where "The Terry & Linda Dobyns Activity Center" will stand.
GOD continues to bless that "little white church" as the ministry fulfills the great commission.
The church building was vacant for a unknown period of time.
Somewhere around 1986, Pastor Wayne Gilbert would revitalize the church once again.
"When I first went to the church the building was infested
Bat dripping were dropping from the ceiling down onto the benches.
We went to work, ripped out the ceiling, drove out the bats, replaced the ceiling, painted the outside and much more."
~ Pastor Wayne Gilbert
Pastor Wayne Gilbert
RPBC Featured In The News
January 17, 2021 - (News & Advance):
"Parking-lot services inspire land donation to Forest church"
December 18, 2018 - (ABC 13 News - WSET):
"Pastor remembers woman killed in Bedford County crash"
July 24, 2018 - (ABC 13 News - WSET):
"Local church hosts summer concerts to raise money for Elon tornado victims"
July 27, 2016 - (News & Advance):
"Community shows support for Amherst law enforcement officers"
November 23, 3015 - (Fox News):
"VA Christmas tree ban causes Yuletide uprising"
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