Church History

Good News Independent Baptist Church was organized October 22, 1966 by Mr. Ollie Manning. The Church was first located at Daddyville, NC, but after one year and a half the church, under the leadership of God and Mr. Manning, moved to its current location. For the past 45 years the church has been located on Highway 98, five miles west of Spring Hope, NC.

In May of 1985 Mr. Manning retired from the pastorate. Some months later Wallace Lynn took over as Pastor. About one year later the church was without a pastor again. In July 1986 Pastor Murrell and his wife Janette found themselves northward bound: from a Sand-Lapper to a Tarheel July of 2017 will make 31 years for Pastor Murrell and his wife.

God is so good, and the people so patient and understanding to allow us to stay here for over 30 years. Hopefully this will be our last move.