Progressive Baptist Church History

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Progressive Baptist Church History

June 1965 approximately 100 persons left the old Third Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Deacon Charles Berry and Brother Alfred Garrett. On August 5, 1965, these people met in the backyard of Bro. Garrett where they elected officers and established temporary by-laws. The group voted to name themselves the Gleaner's Club. 

The first church service was held on May 15, 1966 at the Nicholson Funeral Home with 46 persons present and in the absence of a minister. Services moved to Trinity Cathedral Church and were held there until the end of May 1966. The Gleaner's Club accepted the offer of Rev. M. F. Taylor to hold worship service in the edifice of Bethel A. M. E. Church. 

December of 1966 the first revival was held at Bethel A. M. E. Church led by the Rev. Emmett L. Wiseman Jr. of Earl Arkansas. Early in 1967, the church group called Rev. Wiseman to become pastor. He accepted the pastorate and began his ministry on June 4, 1967 while services were still being held at Bethel. The church group rented a church at 6th and Warren Streets in June 1967 purchased a church at 1518 Fillmore Street for $17,000.00. 

The congregation voted to change the name to Progressive Baptist Church. It was incorporated under the name in the State of Iowa on May 15, 1968. Dedicatory services for the church were held July 14, 1968 with Rev. W. H. Donaldson delivering the dedicatory sermon. The congregation continued at 1518 Fillmore Street through 1970. 

The present edifice at 1302 East 12th was purchased in July of 1971. The first service at the new church was held on August 15, 1971. Dedication services were held September 26, 1971. Rev. Rendall of the Iowa Baptist Conference was the speaker at the morning service. A reception was held in Fellowship Hall following the dedication services. Fellowship Hall was renamed Sample Hall on August 20, 1972 in honor of Mother Sample, who was a faithful member of the church. 

Progressive was under the leadership of Pastor E. L. Wiseman until September 1, 1998. Under his leadership the church purchased a parking lot, a house and property for a future building site, our first bus and van. Ten ministers were ordained and we co-sponsored the opening of Our House pre-school. Pastor Wiseman was the Moderator of the Wood River District Association, in which Progressive remains active and is one of the only Iowa churches involved. Also during his tenure the Goodwill Ambassadors were organized on January 20,1990 to assist the church and community by sponsoring fund raising projects. The Ambassadors were active until September 2002. 

Minister Arthur Young served as interim pastor from September1, 1998 through March 3, 2000. Minister Reginald Jerrell served as interim pastor from June 1, 2000 through February 18, 2001. Under his tenure the Male Chorus was organized. 

Rev. Jimmy F. Reed Jr. of West Point, Mississippi was installed as Pastor on May 6, 2001 and remained until July 24, 2004. During Pastor Reed's tenure the library was established. It was named in honor of the late Deacon Ellsworth Randall and was dedicated on February 27, 2005. Also under Pastor Reed's tenure the food pantry was established and is still in operation. 

Rev. Stanley Moore of Osceola, Arkansas was installed as our Pastor on August 28, 2005. Under his leadership the following have been established: A Health Care Unit, the Men's Ministry, Media Ministry, Drug and Alcohol program, Tutoring program, Women's Ministry, Praise team, Your Praise Dancers and Women's Praise Dancers. His wife, First Lady Connie Moore, has been instrumental in organizing and directing the Women's Ministry.

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