Burns Tabernacle 

Primitive Baptist Church • Pastor Elder John Haynes

Church was founded in 1980 by Elder Robert Burns at 611 Liberty Pike. Elder Burns passed, and Frazier Beech became Pastor. Elder John Haynes is the current pastor. Church is very active in jail, radio, clothing, food ministries and working with Franklin Housing Authority and Franklin Police Department. 

Ronald Burns serves as Assistant Minister.  

Deacons: M. Wade, L. Jones, A. Patterson, E. Jones                                                                          

Mothers: C. Thompson, F. Perkins, C. Norris, E. Jones, P. Chavers, P. Hayes,  A. Baugh                                                     

Youth Director: J. Wade   

Secretary: Julia Haynes                                                                                                

 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. 

Sunday Worship 11 a.m. 

Wednesday Bible Study  7p.m.

Trinity House of Praise & Deliverance 

Pastor Barbara Ennis   615 513 8621    

The Church was founded by Barbara Ennis in 2010 and is located at 1401 W. Main St., Suite 401. The Church is active providing food baskets and clothing for the community.   

Bishop Reggie Ennis, Elder 615-513-8687

Elder: Joseph Berry  

 Sunday Services 11 a.m. 

Wednesday Study 7 p.m.

Little Harpeth Primitive Baptist Church

Elder James Coure, Pastor 615-790-1295      

 Sunday Morning Service 11:30                                                                                                                            

 The church originated in Brentwood on Hardscuffle Lane and moved to its current location at 949 Green St. between 1955-57. Elder James Coure has been the pastor for 30 years. The church is involved in benevolence activities including annual Community Picnic. 

Elders: Jack Nevils and Lincoln Jones. 

Affiliation: Cumberland Primitive Baptist Association

Church of God Sanctified   

 915 Green St.

 Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday Worship 

11 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. 

second Sunday, Nursing Home 10 a.m.

Evangelist Claudine Black currently serves as Minister, Ministries: jail, radio, clothing, community outreach, sick and shut in, tutorial, nursing home. 

The church began when a young minister, Elder TD McGhee, came to Franklin from Mt. Pleasant around 1903. In 1910, a small edifice was erected on Green Street, the current location. It has undergone several renovations, mostly notably in 1957 when a new church was erected on the lot with full sized basement, kitchen and Sunday school rooms.  

 Current deacons Include: Wayne Walden, Frank Ridley, Robert Hickerson and Jesse Dotson Jr.

Church secretary:  Angela Hardemon

Trustees: Fulton Patton and Donald Elliott

Contact: Deacon Wayne Walden, 615-293-9607

Limestone Missionary Baptist Church

Pastor Wayne McCullough 

1613 West Main St.

 The church moved into its current building in December 1995, after being in a small edifice on the property.  The church is involved in several outreach ministries throughout the community from food to benevolence to social causes.

Connection Hill Primitive Baptist Church

Pastor Cory Howse                                                                               

2732 East Thompson’s Station Road, Thompson’s Station, TN 37179 • 615-614-2205

The church dates back to over 140 years and has been at its current site since 1878. Known as the Colored Primitive Baptist Church under Elder Peter Starnes, the Church has had eight pastors and two interim pastors. Current Pastor Cory Howse has been there since 2008 and revitalized many programs, including the outreach ministry with Willow Spring Assisted Living, Friday Night Fellowship, Youth Tutorial Program ,Back to School Bash, and the media team broadcast services live on Faith Video. The purchase of 10 acres helped for the growth of the church.

 Sunday Services are 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. 

Sunday school 9:45 am. 

Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m.

Shorter Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church      

 Rev. Kenneth Hill, Ph.D  Pastor                           

Shorter Chapel is located in the historic Natchez Community, located at Natchez and Fowlkes Street since 1979. The church is on the Tennessee and National Historical Registries. Outreach ministries include Feed my Lambs, a partnership with Daughters of the King to provide meals for the community. The Bazelia Harris Community Life Center serves as gathering place for church and community functions.  Shorter Chapel is very active regarding issues of social justice. 

 Sunday School services 9 a.m. 

Sunday Worship 10 a.m.


First Missionary Baptist Church   

 Rev. Timothy Gaines, Pastor      

The church was established in 1870 after members were meeting in various homes and secured the location at 113 Natchez St. Rev. HenryTaylor was the first Pastor. The church is very active in promoting and participating in local community activities, including hosting the annual MLK Jr. Day celebration.

 Sunday School 9:30, Worship 

11 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 

11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Clayborne Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church       

Rev. Jerry L. Brooks         

Clayborne Tabernacle was founded and organized in 1929, when there was no designated place of worship for  blacks in the Amaville community. Rev. Scott Clayborne  organized and erected a building in 1931, and he served for 32 years. The church has women’s, youth and music ministries, Praise Dancers, community outreach programs and Mission Ministry. Affiliation: Stones River District.

 Sunday School 9:45 

Sunday Worship 11 a.m. 

Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. 

 Church Secretary: Gloria Smith  615-815-9138

 “The Church without Walls” is located at 147 Trinity Road in Franklin.

Church of Christ at Newtown

Brother Lazerus Herb Davis, Minister

Located at 2615 Duplex Road in Spring Hill. 

After a Gospel Meeting in the Newtown community the Church was birthed, May 26, 1952. Brother Alvin Simmons preached and 23 souls were baptized. In 1954, a white brick building was erected. In May 1995, longtime Minister Charlie Carter led a rebuilding program for larger classrooms and kitchen with offices and fellowship hall. The church is very involved in clothing, food and benevolence ministries.

 Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship 11 a.m. • Wednesday 7p.m.

Secretary: Margaret Lee, 931-286-2576

Liberty Temple Trinity Church

Pastor, Elder Roosevelt Conway Jr.              

The church is currently meeting at 100 Spring St.

Sunday School 10:30 a.m. 

Sunday Worship 11:30 a.m. 

Founded in July 1995; members met at the home of Deacon Charles Hamilton. Worship services then moved to Lynn Creek PB Church on Fairground Street until August 2012, then to Roundtree Napier Ogilvie Funeral Home until August 2015.

Assistant Minister: Elder Eddie Childress

Evangelist: Teresa Crosby

Deacon: James Thomas

Trustees: Bobby Johnson, Charlesetta Hughes 

Mother: Joann Childress

Youth Director: Tamara Reffegee. 

They meet the needs of the church and community.  Contact 931-388-3889

New Brentwood United Primitive Baptist Church

Elder Mackie Morton, Pastor                                    

The Church is at 1111 Harpeth Industrial Ct.

Worship Services, Sundays 11 a.m.

Deacons: Robert Bonds, Donnell Lane, Robert Easley

Secretary: Maizie Bonds

Assistant: Sharon Easley

Affiliation: Big Harpeth Association.

The Church started on Fairground Street in Franklin, and in 1976 moved to Brentwood for nine years and then to its current location under leadership of Elder N.J. Hamilton. The church is active in the Williamson County Jail Ministry.

Westwood Community Baptist Church    

Rev. Edward Anderson, Pastor                          

The church is at 4270 Peytonsville-Trinity Road in Franklin                                                                                    

Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. 

Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.

The church is celebrating its 142nd anniversary. The original land was leased in 1872; the church has gone through several changes and once closed down. Rev. Anderson in 1984, with members, re-established the church . A fellowship hall was added, as well as parking lot, driveway, central air and heat, and playground, and the sanctuary was remodeled. The church is proud to be debt free. They have an active Women’s Ministry and yearly School Supply Drive.

Providence United Primitive Baptist Church

Pastor: Elder Timothy Taylor  • 377 Natchez St./Granbury

Sunday School 9:45 a.m. 

Sunday Worship 11 a.m.

Deacon Chair: Walter Black

Secretaries: Sue Gentry, Sherry Poynter

Affiliation: Big Harpeth Association

Land for the church was purchased in 1883 and it was called the Two Seat Church. In May 1904 it became Providence  UPB Church. Elder Herman Mosely served the church for 33 years, until current Pastor Timothy Taylor.

Locust Ridge Primitive Baptist Church 

Pastor:  Elder Brandon Mason • 4491 Murfreesboro Road, Arrington. 

Sunday School 9:45 a.m. 

Sunday Worship 11 a.m.                           

Bible Study Tuesday 7 p.m. 

(March thru October). 

The church was organized in 1885; Elder Peter Starnes was the founder and pastor. The original church was destroyed by fire in 1926, and a building was erected in College Grove In 2004 land was purchased for the current location in 2009, when the building was dedicated. Elder Jasper Hatcher retired after 33 years. Elder Brandon Mason was installed. The church is active in evangelism and outreach ministries

Beech Grove Primitive Baptist Church  

Nathaniel Anderson (overseer) 

3239 Boyd Mill Pike

Sunday Worship 11 a.m.

Elder: Murray Johnson

Deacons: William Patton, James Sparkman, Micheal Leech, James Southall

Secretary: S. Murphy

The church has record back to the late 1800s; the current location was purchased in 1916. Affiliation: Lynn Creek Association

West Harpeth Primitive Baptist Church

Elder Hewitt Sawyers, Senior Pastor          

4141 Columbia Ave.

Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m.  Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m.  Friday 11 a.m.    

In 1869 Elder Peter Starnes became the founder and organizer, and he was instrumental in starting several primitive Baptist churches in the area. The land was purchased from James Johnson and a building erected, and later became West Harpeth PB Church due to location nearer Old West Harpeth Lane. The Church has been a beacon in the community since 1869. The church is active in several ministries. Contact Secretary Corrine Sawyers or Administrative Assistant Patricia Harp, 615-794-5255

Cummins Street Church of Christ

Minister Sammy L. Jones Jr.  • 511 Cummins St. 

Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. 

The Church dates back to 1877 and has several name changes. It became the Church of Christ between 1944-52. A.N.C  Williams, prominent black businessman, was a trustee of the early church and often affiliated with the white Fourth Avenue Church of Christ. The church has a historic marker on the property. The church is active with jail, nursing home, Feed the Community Ministries and community health fairs.  Contact 615-795-0850

Fowlkes Street Church of Christ

Nathaniel Grimes Sr. Minister 

140 W. Fowlkes Street. 

Sunday School 9:45 a.m. 

Sunday Worship 11 a.m.                                         

Wednesday Bible Study 6:45 a.m. 

Records indicate the land for the building was purchased in 1964. The building has undergone several renovations. The church is very involved with nursing home and jail ministries, Community Picnic, clothing giveaways, food distribution and the African-American Heritage Society.  Contact  615-794-8750

Greater Pleasant View Baptist Church

Pastor Eric Williams                               

2710 Hillsboro Road, Brentwood.  Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m. Contact 615-373-8219. The building has been at this location since 1932. The Rose Hill cemetery is located on the property. 

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church

Pastor Martin Leslie                          

1963 Granbury St., adjacent to the old BGA School and Franklin Housing Authority.

Duplex Mission Church of God

Pastor Albert Cole 

Duplex-Spring Hill Road, Spring Hill   

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church   

Pastor Howard Rucker

8210 Shady Grove Trail, Arrington

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