Shenandoah Baptist Church is located in Cleveland, TN and is an Independent Baptist Church that is fundamental in its faith and practice. Our mission is to evangelize the lost while equipping and edifying the believer. We are located four miles East of the bypass on Waterlevel Highway. We serve the cities of Cleveland, Benton, Charleston, Calhoun, McDonald, and Riceville. Many of our families commute from the Chattanooga area. It would be an honor to have you visit us soon.
The church is also home to Shenandoah Baptist Academy , a traditional, Christian dayschool for K3-12th Grade. The Shenandoah Ranch Academy and Shenandoah Haven Academy are boarding schools for teenage boys and girls who are having problems at home and need structure and guidance in their life. These two ministries are located on different campuses.
Brent Coley is the Senior Pastor of Shenandoah Baptist Church. After graduating from Bible college, Pastor Coley served in Springfield, TN for over 6 years as a Youth Pastor and then pastored in LaGrange, KY for six years before being called as the pastor of Shenandoah Baptist Church in September of 2010. Pastor Coley and his wife, Amy have four children: Dacota is married to Victoria and is 24 and they have a daughter Jenna that will soon be 2; Melissa is married to Michael Wood and lives in Montana; Mariah is 15 and in 10th grade; Cheyenne is 13 and in 8th grade.
Shenandoah Baptist Church was founded in 1987 in Cleveland, TN by Steve Grubbs. Shenandoah Baptist Church was started in the banquet room of the Holiday Inn South and met there for over a year. From there, the group of people moved to an office complex and later remodeled two different body shops in two different locations.
In 1995, the Lord opened the door for the church to purchase 11 acres of land off of Highway 64. The church was able to pay cash for the land and begin building a new auditorium. The church has since bought 10 more acres that is attached to the property. Four buildings are now a part of the campus.
In 1999, God also burdened the people of Shenandoah Baptist Church to begin the Shenandoah Baptist Academy, a Christian day school. The school continues to grow and is a part of the Tennessee Association of Christian Schools.
After 20 years as Pastor, Steve Grubbs stepped down in 2007 to travel full time for the Shenandoah Ranch and Haven ministries. The church called as their new pastor, Jason Grubbs, to serve as the Senior Pastor. God blessed Pastor Jason with over 3 years of wonderful ministry at Shenandoah, and in February of 2010, Bro. Jason resigned as the pastor.
On August 29, 2010, our church family voted to call Brent Coley to be our Pastor. We are excited to see what God will do in our community and around the world under his vision and leadership.
We are an Independent Baptist Church that is fundamental in both its faith and practice. We direct our own affairs under the authority of the New Testament Scriptures.
We believe in the deity of Christ, the virgin birth, and salvation by the Grace of God through faith. We stand on God’s word as presented in the Authorized King James Version Bible. Christ is the head of our church and the Pastor is the leader of the local church. We are premillennial and believe in the rapture of the church and the second coming of Christ