The vision of Bayless Highway Baptist Church is to become a united community living out the Gospel of Jesus Christ together by (1)connecting lives, (2) connecting families, and (3) connecting our world.
The members of Bayless Highway Baptist Church seek the love of Christ that will shine through His people to connect Christ to others of our community, state, and world together, that united we make a difference.
Bayless Highway Baptist Church was formed from the merger of Corinth and Water Oak Baptist Churches. Rev. J.E. Ladd served as the first pastor following the merger. Over the next thirty years Bayless Highway served the Lord faithfully under the leader of several pastors and baptized nearly 200 new believers. In 1986, Bayless Highway Baptist Church extended the call to Rev. Leaton U. Morgan III. Pastor Leaton's ministry at Bayless Highway began with a tragedy. On the evening of his first Sunday in the pulpit the building caught fire and burned to the ground. With much prayer and hard work the church rallied together and rebuilt the campus. Pastor Morgan was known for his strong preaching style and evangelistic heart. He led the church through is longest season of growth to date. After nearly twenty years of service, Pastor Leaton was called home to Heaven after a long fight with cancer. On December 10 2006, the church extended the call to Rev. Jeff Stading. Pastor Stading is committed to preaching the whole Word of God in love. He is known for his relational approach to ministry and soul winning. Bayless Highway Baptist Church is thankful that God's hand has been on this congregation from the beginning. We give Him praise and glory for His presence and power through the years.
Senior Pastor Rev. Jeff Stading The Baptist College of Florida - B.A.Th Southeast Baptist Theological Seminary - Graduate work Andersonville Theological Seminary - Graduate Work