About Us

 

 

Our Pastor

Dr. Leland Holland comes to Rocky Hill Baptist Church from Missouri and Indiana.  Leland has degrees from Missouri Baptist College, St. Louis and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City.  Leland worked for 13 years as a police officer with the Eureka, MO Police Dept.  He and his wife, Deborah have 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren, all living in Indiana.

Dr. Leland Holland

At Rocky Hill Baptist Church, it's our mission to help you explore your relationship with God and improve those meaningful relationships in your family life. Join us each Sunday and experience the warmth of faith and the strength of our community.

​​What WE BELIEVE​​

We believe that God has given us a special purpose to accomplish in Transylvana County, NC. Rocky Hill Baptist Church is committed to the Word of God. Our ministry is to strengthen the family which is the foundation of our society. We want to help develop a wholesome attitude towards God, self and others through a meaningful faith relationship with Jesus. 

We Place an emphasis on practical needs related to where we live and what we do. We willingly accept people where they are in life. We practice patience as God molds the person into the individual He wants. You will find a challenge to develop your full potential in all areas of life as Jesus becomes the Center of your life.

We place an emphasis on practical needs related to where we live and what we do. We willingly accept people where they are in life. We practice patience as God molds the person into the individual He wants. You will find a challenge to develop your full potential in all areas of life as Jesus becomes the Center of your life.We seek to make your church experience meaningful and enjoyable. We try to help people understand their relationship to Jesus, and how Jesus adds a dimension to all areas of one*s life.  We believe that the Christian life is the greatest and most fulfilling way  to live, and we invite you to "Come Grow With Us."

Rocky Hill Baptist Church is affiliated with the Transylvania County Baptist Association, The North Carolina Baptist Convention, and the Southern Baptist Convention.  We ascribe to the tenants of The Baptist Faith and Message.

Sesquicentennial
Markley Jones, Harlin Jones, unidentified at RHBC
Baptistery
Children at RHBC VBS
Early Years at Rocky Hill
Jeanne and Grandma
Fellowship on the Hill
Wayne, Lee, Lenoir trio
VBS Galactic Starveyors
Pastor on field trip in church van
Boulders sign by Family Life Center
Hay ride on the Hill
VBS water slide
Hanging out on the boulder at RHBC
Choir Christmas rehersal
Congregation on front stairs at RHBC

History of Rocky Hill Baptist Church

  • March 11, 1875, Rocky Hill Baptist Church's history starts when the property for the church and cemetary were given by William and Sarah Case

  • May 2, 1875, Rocky Hill Baptist Church is officially organized

  • September 20, 1875, Construction on the foundation for the original church building starts.  The site of the one room structure is on the present day cemetary grounds

  • 1882, J.H. Duckworth is elected as the first pastor; however, the church ws a member of an unknown association as early as October 12, 1876

  • February 7, 1883, additional land is sold to the church by Samuel and Martha Case (son of William) for the sum of $100 with free access to a spring adjoining the church property

  • March 14, 1896, 37/100 of an acre was deeded to Rocky Hill Baptist Church and it's trustees by E.E.Stone and wife, F.L.Stone

  • 1896, construction on a new church was started by members an friends.  Lumber for paneling and church was obtained from huge virgin poplar trees, sawed and planed at a sawmill in Cedar Mountain

  • 1953, renovations were made to the church building

  • 1956, parsonage was constructed

  • 1961, Baptistry was installed

  • Present Day, 35 pastors have served at Rocky Hill Baptist Church

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