Olin Baptist Church
was organized in 1878 by Presley O’Keefe, W. J. Hicks, Shelby King,
and A. A. Hensley, being called first King’s
Chapel Baptist Church and later Dry
Fork Baptist Church when it was located in the Dry Fork community.
Later this church changed its name to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Macedonia Baptist Church formed by
1885 changed its name to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in 1890. Pleasant
Hill Baptist Church was admitted to the Hamilton
County Baptist Association on 14 August, 1891. The last year Pleasant
Hill Baptist Church submitted a letter to Hamilton County Baptist
Association was 1898. On 12 August, 1899, Pleasant Hill
purchased one acre of land at a cost of $100 out of the P. A. Sublet
Survey from Mr. and Mrs. Erastus Kimber Ridenhower at Crossroads
. The Pleasant Hill Church was moved to the new site (current
location) of Olin Baptist Church and changed its name in 1900 to Olin
Baptist Church. Damaged by a storm in 1918, the church building was
torn down and rebuilt using the much of the original lumber. In 1948 an
adjacent acre of land was purchased from the Olin Methodist Church.
In 1980 the church was remodeled with stucco being added to the outside
walls, and an entrance added to the front.
Some of the pastors of Pleasant Hill
Baptist Church were:
J. H. Vinson,
1891--1893, 1895, 1897
J. B. Vinson,
W. S. Johnson, 1898
Some of the church clerks were:
J. W. Talley,
J. M. Warren, 1892
E. M. Newman,
A. J. Leach, 1894--1898
Messengers to the annual association
1893--W. Pierson, D.
1895--J. W. Warren, J. F. Rodgers,
and E. G. Smith
Warren, A. J. Leach, H. F. Nance
Pierson, A. J. Leach
1898--Rev. W. D.
Some of the early pastors of Olin
Baptist Church were:
J. P. Kinchen,
Steven Anderson Rains,
John Seymour Deaton,
M. E. Davis,
John Dempsey West, 1910
Some of the early church clerks of Olin
J. W. Barron,
J. O. Leach,
C. N. Wade,
J. B. Carter,
Fred Gordon, 1907--1908
N. N. Noble, 1910
Some of the early messengers from Olin
to the annual association meeting were:
1900--T. T. Gordon, G. W.
Eudaley, J. E. Arnold
Eudaley, J. E. Arnold, C. C. Nix
Arnold, Russell Eudaley, J. O. Leach
1903--G. W. Eudaley, Fred Gordon, C.
1904--T. T. Gordon, W. S. Franklin, C.
Gordon, W. L. Franklin
Sexton, J. B. Carter, J. T. Wade
Eudaly, J. O. Leach, H. W. Henderson
Gordon, Miss Zula Rodgers, Miss Mattie Leach
Noble, H. W. Henderson; J. A. Leach