Ellaville Baptist Church has existed for over 175 years. Records show that Pond Town Church existed in 1842 and was at that time a member of the Columbus Baptist Association. When Schley County was formed in 1857, Pond Town Church sent delegates to the Friendship Baptist Associational meeting, thus making Pond Town Church a charter member. In 1858, one acre of land was donated by Captain Robert Burton to be used by the Baptist denomination. By 1860, a new church was built in the vicinity of our present city hall and the name was changed from Pond Town Church to Ellaville Baptist Church. Dr. W.J. Sears (grandfather of the late Mrs. Bessie Lou Lightner) is credited with being the founder of the church.
In 1903, a fire swept through the city of Ellaville which resulted in new brick buildings replacing the old burned businesses. The membership of Ellaville Baptist desired a new building as well, but because of problems finding a site, the idea was dropped in 1906. But sentiment did not die, and several years later in 1911, EBC agreed to build a new church on the old site. However, the day before the construction was to begin, it was discovered that the land where our present church stands today was available for purchase. Thus, they were able to begin construction on the new site. The handsome brick sanctuary was completed and first services were held on Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17, 1912.
Ellaville Baptist Church has a rich history. Being on mission from the beginning, the church has had a vision to disciple her members for ministry here and around the world. Because of continual growth, it has been necessary to build, renovate, and enlarge the church facilities. God has graciously blessed this church financially over the years, as EBC has paid off bank notes long before they were due.
Today we desire to carry on the mission of the church by leading people to be transformed by Jesus in Ellaville and beyond.