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 Founders Day 1983

On Sunday, October 30, 1983, approximately twenty eight people met at the Woman's Club building on the Newburn Road for the
purpose of starting a new church on the north side of the City of Live Oak, with Brother W. H. Gray as Pastor.

Sunday school and worship services were held each Sunday at the Woman's Club.

Due to failing health of Brother Gray, he resigned as Pastor. At a business meeting on January 1, 1984, Brother Doug Cagle was called as Pastor. At this meeting it was voted to organize the church and it's name would be "Northside Baptist Temple."

Services were held at the Woman's Club until suitable property was found for a church.

Charter members present were:

Doug Cagle
Sandra Cagle
Stacey Cagle
Joy Cagle
Clint Cagle
Robert Steele
Janet Steele
Elish Steele
Leroy Hingson
Carrie Hingson
Buddy Martin
Edgar Workman
Louise Edwards
Frank McCathern
Rose McCathern
Tammy McCathern
In July 1984, four and a half acres of land with a single-wide trailer was purchased. It was located on the Old Nobles Ferry Road.

Partitions were removed from the trailer and chairs were set up for services to be held until a church building could be built.

On November 12, 1989, ground-breaking services were held and in late December 1989, construction on the new church building began. 

Services were held in the trailer until the building was completed. The last meeting in the trailer was on June 10, 1990. On June 17, 1990, the first services were held in the new church building.

Open house was held on July 22, 1990, and Dedication Services were held on July 29, 1990, with the building being dedicated as the "Gray Building" in memory of Brother W. H. Gray.