Yadkin County was originally settled around 1748 with farming being the primary interest. Yadkin County as we know it today was originally part of Anson County, then became part of Rowan County, then part of Surry County before finally becoming Yadkin County. Yadkin County was formally established in 1850.
Enon Baptist Church was founded in 1858. The Enon Community was originally called Red Plains (Surry County) and later called Manna. First services were held in the Red Plains School and began with 8 members including one slave of Tyre Glenn named John. One of the first members, John Joseph Conrad deeded a few acres of land “God’s Acres.” A one room church sanctuary was built and did include a balcony for non-white members. Though the spelling is different, the members chose the name for their church based on John 3:23 “And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there; and they came and were baptized.”
- The first church sanctuary was dedicated the first Sunday of August 1859.
- Remodeling of the sanctuary in 1917 and 1923 accommodated the growing membership.
- With membership at 350, remodeling again was undertaken in 1934 with the addition of a choir loft and 10 classrooms Auditorium seating was described as being able to accommodate seating for 500.
- A parsonage was built in 1953.
- In 1955, the first full-time minister living in the pastorium was Reverend J.C. Shore.
- Our education building (with indoor plumbing), was dedicated in 1957 and could accommodate 515 Sunday school attendees.
- The ground was broken on July 17, 1966, for our current church sanctuary, which was completed and dedicated on June 30, 1968.
- A ceremonial groundbreaking for the building of a Family Life Center with renovations to the existing Education Building occurred on May 20, 2007, and the dedication occurred on March 2, 2008.
In the 150 plus years since the beginning of Enon Baptist Church, there have been 29 pastors and, periodically, several interim “supply” pastors who have faithfully served the congregation and Enon community.
This was taken mid 50’s.
As followers of the one true King, we are to give Him glory and praise in all that we do. We hope that you will come to understand more fully who God is, what He has done for us, and what He truly deserves: our adoration and praise. Here at Enon, we offer God praise through worship times, Bible study, and giving of both our time and treasures. Our goal is to lift Him up, touch others with the love of Christ, and reach a lost and dying world with the Good News of the Gospel.
Our Statement of Faith:
The Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God and is the basis for any statement of faith. The church subscribes to the doctrinal statement of The Baptist Faith and Message adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in 2000. We band ourselves together as a body of baptized believers in Jesus Christ, personally committed to sharing the good news of salvation to lost mankind. The ordinances of the church are: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
We recognize that there is a mutual helpfulness in the association of churches who are in such agreement in faith and practice as to encourage the spirit of fellowship and good will. We also recognize that there have been devised, through the voluntary cooperation of churches of like faith and order, organizations whose purpose it is to implement the missionary, educational, and benevolent interests and obligations of the individual Christian and his/her church family.
Believing that the Yadkin Baptist Association, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, and the Southern Baptist Convention are organizations, which have as their sole purpose the promotion and support of missions, education, and benevolence, the church, therefore, shall participate in these organizations through our duly-elected messengers and our support of the causes which these organizations represent.
Our Beliefs: Church Doctrine
Enon Baptist Church, as a company of believers, voluntarily united for the purposes of worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, and the world wide proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, embraces and supports, along with other Christian tenets equally or comparably vital, these doctrinal emphases:
- The divine inspiration, supremacy and authority of the Scriptures. The Bible is true and without error.
- The deity and humanity, virgin birth and sinless substitutional death and bodily resurrections, ascension and premillennial coming of Jesus Christ.
- Likewise, the sovereignty of God.
- The total depravity of all men.
- The necessity of regeneration.
- Creator God sent His only Son to die on the cross for the sin of the world.
- Trusting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the only way to be saved.
- Scriptural believer’s baptism as prerequisite to church membership.
- All who believe have a spiritual gift to be used through the local church.
- The Lord’s Supper administered by the local church.
- The local church as an autonomous body, separated from the world.
- The doctrine of the Trinity as historically and scripturally maintained.
- The rapture of the church as the Christian’s hope.
- The resurrection of the body of all Christians concurrent with the rapture.
- The earth wide reign of Jesus Christ.
- An ultimate judgment of the impenitent.
- A heaven of eternal duration for the saved, and the eternal punishment in a place named “Hell” for the lost.
- We believe Jesus Christ has changed our life.
Our Commitment: Church Covenant
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, we do now in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.
We engage therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.
We also engage to maintain family and secret devotion; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings; faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.
We moreover engage that when we remove from this place, we will as soon as possible unite with some other church, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s word.
The Enon Covenant is a commitment based on the Lordship of Christ and our desire to serve Him. Its basic structure is not a legalistic contract, but it is one of love and trust within the membership of the body of Christ.
The strength of our church to accomplish her mission is dependent upon the commitment and good faith of every member. Your church will only be as strong as your commitment to the ministry and the objectives stated below.
Objective 1: Affirm the Lordship of Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ should be first, central and preeminent in every program, ministry and activity of the Enon Baptist Church family.
And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. – Colossians 1:18
Objective 2: Proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ
We believe the primary ministry of our church is the sharing of the Good News of Jesus Christ with lost persons throughout the world.
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. – Matthew 28:18-20
Objective 3: Edify the Body of Jesus Christ
We affirm that Enon Baptist Church should continuously develop edifying programs, ministries, and activities that promote the worship of God, and speak to the nurturing and fellowship needs of the body of Christ.
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. – Hebrews 10:23-35
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ. – Ephesians 4:11-15
Objective 4: Share the Compassion of Jesus Christ
We believe we are called to speak to human need with the compassion of Christ.
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. – Matthew 25:35-36