Our History

Lucy Baptist church was established in 1870 at the "town hall" of the Township of Lucy, Tennessee. A frame building was erected in 1875 under an oak tree at the present location on land donated by John and Albert Duncan. Payment for the property was "in consideration of $1.00." In 1870, LBC was part of the Big Hatchie Association of Baptist churches; in 1903 she became part of the newly formed Shelby Baptist Association, which since 2004 is called the Mid-South Baptist Association of Churches. The first recorded members joined in 1897. Baptisms in early days were held in the Loosahatchie River on Raleigh-Millington Road. Since then, several buildings and additions have been constructed to accommodate the church's growth in membership and ministries.


LBC has consistently participated in missions endeavors through prayers, monetary gifts, and service. LBC has a history of faithful and generous giving in support of missions. Many members and former members have served or now serve as career missionaries. Our church continues to plan and encourage participation in short-term missions (one week to 2 years) in State, North American, and International Missions. The Woman's Missionary Union (Women on Mission) has consistently promoted missions through the years. In addition, several former members have served or now serve as pastors or other ministry leaders within the Southern Baptist Convention.


As our history as a church continues to unfold, we seek to obey the Great Commission of our Lord both locally and around the world.