HISTORY OF PASCO COUNTY

Trilby Baptist Church History - Pastors

©JUDITH R. JOLLY

Source Key: 1. Pasco Baptist Association/PBA; 2. Hernando Baptist Association/HBA; 3. South Florida Baptist Association/SFBA; 4. Florida Baptist Convention/FBC; 5. Florida Baptist Witness/FBW; 6. Dade City Banner/DCB; 7. Trilby Baptist Church Compilation/TBC; 8. Tampa Tribune/TT; 9. Trilby Baptist Church Minute Book (1922-1941)

Trilby Baptist Church, also known as First Baptist Church, Trilby, was originally organized as Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in 1878 (compiler's researched conclusion). That name remained through 1884. Then a member of South Florida Baptist Association, it became a member of Hernando Baptist Association when that HBA organized in 1885. In 1886, the church changed its name to Macon Baptist Church, which was then the name of the present-day Trilby community. In 1888, the church became a member of the newly-organized Pasco Baptist Association. In 1908, the Macon community changed its name to Trilby, and the church did the same.

South Florida Baptist Association

(Pleasant Hill Baptist Church)
1878/3 - Organized per 1891-93, 1895 PBA Minutes (No mention in 1878 SFBA)
1879/3 - Alderman Wilson
1880/3 - G.M.T. (George Milton Troupe) Wilson
1881/3 - R.T. (Richard T.) Caddin
1882/3 - T.H. (Thomas H.) Jaudon
1883/3 - W.W. (William Wiley) ('Will Work') Bostic
1884/3 - R.E. (Robert E.) Bell

Hernando Baptist Association

(Pleasant Hill Baptist Church)
1885/2 - R.E. (Robert E.) Bell

(Macon Baptist Church)
1886/2 - R.E. (Robert E.) Bell
1887/2 - R.T. (Richard T.) Caddin

Pasco Baptist Association

1888/1 - No Pastor
1889/1 - Pastors not listed.
1890/1 - Pastors not listed.
1891/1 - J.W.H. Powell
1892/1 - No Pastor
1893/1 - J.W.H. Powell
1894/1 - J.W.H. Powell
1895/1 - J.W.H. Powell
1896/1 - J.W.H. Powell
1897/1 - Pastors not listed.
1898/1 - G.A. (George Alexander) Bryant
1899/7 - G.A. (George Alexander) Bryant
1900/1 - G.A. (George Alexander) Bryant
1901/1 - G.A. (George Alexander) Bryant
1902/7 - G.A. (George Alexander) Bryant
1903/7 - G.A. (George Alexander) Bryant
1904/1 - No Pastor
1905/1 - J.T. (Jesse Thompson) Pittman
1906/1 - J.T. (Jesse Thompson) Pittman
1907/1 - No Pastor

(Trilby Baptist Church)
1908/1 - O.N. (Oscar Nathaniel) Williams
1909/1 - O.N. (Oscar Nathaniel) Williams
1910/1 - O.N. (Oscar Nathaniel) Williams
1911/1 - O.N. (Oscar Nathaniel) Williams
1912/1 - Pastors not listed.
1913/5 - A.A. (Albert Abel) Keith (supply);
1913/4 - J.M. (John Marion) Lewis (introduced at Convention in December)
1914/1 - J.M. (John Marion) Lewis
1915/1 - J.M. (John Marion) Lewis
1916/6 - J.A.H. Green (began September 17)
1917/8 - J.A.H. Green
1918/8 - R.C. (Robert Carmie) Alderman
1919/4 - R.C. (Robert Carmie) Alderman
1920/6 - C.W. Burnett
1921/6 - C.W. Burnett (through April); 1921/1 - G.A. (George A.) Martin
1922/9 - G.A. (George A.) Martin (?). Moderator; not specifically identified as pastor.
1923/9 - G.A. (George A.) Martin (?). Moderator; not specifically identified as pastor.
1924/1 - G.A. (George A.) Martin
1925/9 - G.A. (George A.) Martin (through October);
1925/9 - W.D. (Walter Dunnett) Bremner (called December)
1926/1 - W.D. (Walter Dunnett) Bremner
1927/9 - W.D. (Walter Dunnett) Bremner (resigned July);
1927/9 - J.N. (James Noah) Ford (called December)
1928/1 - J.N. (James Noah) Ford
1929/9 - J.N. (James Noah) Ford (through June);
1929/9 - J.C. Clark (through October)
1929/9 - W.S. (Wiley Simmons) Wade (called November 27)
1930/9 - W.S. (Wiley Simmons) Wade
1931/9 - W.S. (Wiley Simmons) Wade
1932/9 - W.S. (Wiley Simmons) Wade
1933/9 - W.S. (Wiley Simmons) Wade (through September);
1933/9 - J. Ed(d) (Joseph Edward) Bryant (called October/November 1933)
1934/1 - J. Ed (Joseph Edward) Bryant
1935/9 - J. Ed (Joseph Edward) Bryant
1936/9 - J. Ed (Joseph Edward) Bryant
1937/9 - J. Ed (Joseph Edward  Bryant (through May);
1937/9 - J.T. Rollins (called May 23);
1937/9 - R.L. (Robert Lee) Lampp (called October 17)
1938/9 - R.L. (Robert Lee) Lampp
1939/9 - R.L. (Robert Lee) Lampp
1940/9 - B.D. Baldwin (called July 10)
1941/9 - B.D. Baldwin; 1941/1 - Harold B. Bowe, Jr.
1942/1 - Harold B. Bowe, Jr.
1943/1 - Vernon Clarence McDonald
1944/1 - W.W. (William Whitney) Lavender
1945/1 - W.W. (William Whitney) Lavender
1946/1 - W.W. (William Whitney) Lavender
1947/7 - W.H. Johnson
1948/7 - J.E. Blewett; 1948/7 - Kenneth Lamar Tucker (from August)
1949/7 - Kenneth Lamar Tucker
1950/7 - Kenneth Lamar Tucker (through July);
1950/7 - Harry Altemus (one month);
1950/7 - A.H. Harmon (came in December)
1951/7 - A.H. Harmon
1952/7 - A.H. Harmon (through July);
1952/7 - O.B. (Oather B.) Hughes
1953/1 - O.B. (Oather B.) Hughes
1954/1 - D.H. (David Herbert) Combee
1955/1 - D.H. (David Herbert) Combee
1956/7 - D.H. (David Herbert) Combee (through November)
1957/1 - W.W. (William Washington) Tyre
1958/1 - W.W. (William Washington) Tyre
1959/1 - W.W. (William Washington) Tyre
1960/1 - W.W. (William Washington) Tyrr
1961/1 - W.W. (William Washington) Tyre
1962/7 - W.W. (William Washington) Tyre (through May);
1962/7 - L.O. Calhoun, Interim (July-October)
1963/1 - Clifton Earnest
1964/1 - Oscar Crosby, Jr.
1965/1 - Oscar Crosby, Jr.
1966/4 - Art Beal
1967/6 - Chester Plank (began August)
1968/1 - Chester Plank
1969/7 - James E. (Jim) White
1970/4 - James E. (Jim) White
1971/1 - James E. (Jim) White
1972/1 - James E. (Jim) White
1973/1 - W.G. (William Garnett) Mahaffey, Sr.
1974/7 - W.G. (William Garnett) Mahaffey, Sr. (until July);
1974/7 - D.H. (David Herbert) Combee, Bro. Woodhouse
1975/7 - Henry Ashby Pickern (February-August);
1975/7 - Steven Pearson (began October)
1976/1 - Steven Pearson
1977/1 - Steven Pearson
1978/4 - Steven Pearson
1979/7 - David Hope (began in May)
1980/7 - David Hope (through May);
1980/7 - J. Nelson Allen, Sr.
1980/4 - J. Nelson Allen, Sr.
1981/4 - J. Nelson Allen, Sr.
1982/1 - J. Nelson Allen, Sr.
1983/1 - J. Nelson Allen, Sr.
1984/1 - J. Nelson Allen, Sr.
1985/4 - No Pastor
1986/1 - Solomon D. (Sol) Whitten, III
1987/1 - Solomon D. (Sol) Whitten, III
1988/1 - Solomon D. (Sol) Whitten, III
1989/1 - Solomon D. (Sol) Whitten, III
1990/4 - No Pastor
1991/4 - W.J. (William James) Gideons
1992/1 - W.J. (William James) Gideons
1993/1 - W.J. (William James) Gideons
1994/4 - W.J. (William James) Gideons
1995/1 - W.J. (William James) Gideons
1996/4 - W.J. (William James) Gideons
1997/1 - W.J. (William James) Gideons
1998/1 - W.J. (William James) Gideons
1999/1 - W.J. (William James) Gideons
2000/1 - W.J. (William James) Gideons
2001/1 - W.J. (William James) Gideons
2002/4 - W.J. (William James) Gideons
2003/4 - W.J. (William James) Gideons
2004/4 - W.J. (William James) Gideons
2005/4 - W.J. (William James) Gideons
2006/8 - Art Sanborn (FBC/#4 still has W.J. (William James) Gideons)
2007/8 - Art Sanborn
2008/4 - Art Sanborn

(Hispanic Trilby)
2009/4 - Art Sanborn

(Iglesia Bautista Trilby)
2010/8 - Fidel Diaz  (FBC/#4 still has Art Sanborn);

(Trilby Fellowship)
2010/1-  Bob Bowling (began Thanksgiving)
2011/4 - Daniel Edgeman
2012/4 - Daniel Edgeman
2012/1 - Church "closed"

(Faith Fellowship)
2013/1 - Ray Moats

(Research indicates Trilby Baptist Church was organized as Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in 1878 (1891-1893, 1895 PBA Statistics), petitioning membership in South Florida Baptist Association the following year. On March 18, 1885, the present-day land was deeded to the church trustees by Elijah and Mary McLeod. In 1885, when Hernando Baptist Association was formed, it then became a member of that association, still as Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. In 1886, the church changed its name to Macon Baptist Church, still as a member of Hernando Baptist Association. In 1888, Hernando Baptist Association churches became members of the newly formed Pasco Baptist Association.

In 1908, when the Macon community changed its name to Trilby, Macon Baptist Church changed its name to Trilby Baptist Church. Per 1891-1893, 1895 Pasco Baptist Association statistics, Trilby Baptist Church was organized in 1878.)

Judith Richbourg Jolly*, Compiler
Dade City, Pasco County, Florida
October 21, 2013
*Member, Board of Directors
Florida Baptist Historical Society

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