Moffett Memorial Baptist Church was organized on March 15, 1887 as the North Danville Baptist Church with thirty-three members from First Baptist Church as charter members. The Rev. John R. Moffett of Culpepper County was called as first pastor, and began his work in July 1887.
Work on a new sanctuary at the present location was begun in the fall of 1888, and the new sanctuary was entered December 1, 1889. On November 13, 1892, John R. Moffett died a martyr's death at the hand of an assassin's bullet for the cause of temperance, and the name of the church was changed to Moffett Memorial Baptist Church on December 5, 1892.
A pipe organ was installed in the sanctuary in 1915 and Sunday School rooms and a ladies parlor were added. From 1940-1946 the sanctuary was renovated, a new Moller pipe organ installed, Sunday School space remodeled, and the Sunday School was fully graded. A new four-story educational building was entered in 1956, and a cottage at Eagle Eyrie Conference Center , Lynchburg, VA, was built the same year.
On June 29, 1971, a fire destroyed the sanctuary and the office area. A new building consisting of sanctuary, chapel, office space and educational space was begun April 10, 1972, and dedicated on December 2, 1973. Additional property was purchased and developed for parking, a commercial kitchen was renovated, and an educational area was remodeled for nursery facilities. In 2001 the sanctuary and parlor were extensively updated with new paint, carpet, upholstery and furnishings. Renovation of the children's suite and adult Sunday School classes were completed and a Saturday morning Feeding Program for the needy was begun in 2005. The church has also opened their doors to the community for educational purposes.
The past 120 years have seen many changes, but one thing remains constant, Moffett's commitment to sharing the love of Christ and being 'A Light On a Hill', transforming this community for Christ.
Moffett Memorial Baptist Church
Transforming our community through
· A fellowship of believers in Jesus Christ
· Christ centered worship and praise
· Bible believing...Bible teaching
· Following New Testament models of faith and practice
· Dedicated to mission support and mission action
· Concerned for people and ministering to those in need
· A church home built on the concept of Christian family