This beautiful and historic country church had it's start in 1872 and was originally known as Little River Meeting House. It was organized by Elder Jacob Young whom was it's first preacher.
1872-2017 On the 13th day of April, 1872, James Gibbs, Sr., whose son served as pastor for 35 years, donated 4 acres of land to the church for the sum of $1.00. The first church was a log building, which stood near the present church. In 1886, the present church was constructed of timber sawn at Whiddon Mill, which was owned by J.W. Whiddon, a charter member.
On December 14, 1901, the name of the church was changed from Little River Meeting House to Hickory Springs. The church participated in an annual meeting of Brushy Creek Church in 1901 and as a result, the Brushy Creek Union was formed.
In 1957, the church added a brick annex to the church for Bible study rooms and a fellowship hall. In 1967, the church built a brick parsonage, less than one mile from the church building. In February 1981, the church completed payments on the parsonage.
During August 1973, stained-glass windows replaced the original glass windows. These windows were donated in memory of/or in honor of various church members or family members.
During the early 1980's, improvements including central heating and cooling, a deep well and carpet in the Bible study rooms. In 1986, wrought iron handrails replaced pipe rails at the entrance to the church. In 1995, a major renovation of the kitchen, bathrooms and fellowship hall was completed. A security system was added to protect church property.
In 1996, the Bible study rooms were repainted and recarpeted, with a new hanging light fixture added to the front entrance of the church. In 1998, Wes Ross, as an Eagle Scout project, waterproofed the handicap ramp and planted shrubs on the west side of the church. During the year 2000, refinishing of the pews and pulpit furnishings was completed.
In October 2007, King's Construction installed white vinyl siding over the exterior of the brick annex, giving the church a more uniform look.
The church meets every Sunday for Bible study and morning worship. On Wednesday nights we meet for Bible study/prayer meeting and PBYF for the youth. All members and others are encouraged to come.
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise him, all creatures here below; Praise him above, ye heav'nly host; Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.
IF YOU BELIEVE THE LORD IS CALLING YOU AND/OR YOUR FAMILY HOME, WE WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO COME SEE AND EXPERIENCE WHAT A DIFFERENCE GODCAN MAKE IN YOUR LIFE. WE WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO JOIN US SOMETIME HERE AT HICKORY SPRINGS PROGRESSIVE BAPTIST CHURCH.
FOR THE PAST 146 YEARS HICKORY SPRINGS CHURCH HAS BEEN SERVING THE TIFTON GA COMMUNITY. CHANCES ARE PRETTY GOOD THAT SOME OF KINFOLK WORSHIPED OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST RIGHT HERE AT THIS BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY CHURCH!
We WELCOME any past guests and/or prior members to pay us a visit as 2017 is our year for a spiritual awakening! We ask for God's Blessings as we seek to serve him by sharing his holy word, especially with the young people of our community. Please plan to join us as we share God's divine word!
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Hickory Springs Primitive Baptist Church in Tifton Georgia has been Sharing God's Word with Tiftarea Residents for 145 years!
FEEL LIKE YOUR LIFE IS ALL TWISTED AND TANGLED LIKE THE BRANCHES ON THIS PINE TREE? GIVE IT TO GOD AND LET HIM UNTANGLE YOUR LIFE. WITH GOD, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!