Long Hollow has grown into a large church meeting in five locations across Middle Tennessee, but our amazing story began 38 years ago with a few faithful believers who had a vision to reach their community.
Click through the timeline below to learn a little more about our journey as we prepare to vote for our fourth pastor.
Long Hollow Begins
WW Harrison launches Long Hollow Baptist Church and begins building a deep heart for evangelism into our church’s DNA.
We Build Our First Building
Long Hollow purchases 33 acres on a sleepy country road and builds its first building, seating 250 people. The space is still used today in our preschool area.
Gerry Claybrook Becomes Our Second Pastor
Gerry Claybrook joins Long Hollow as our second pastor, and is driven by a love of the Gospel and a desire to attract unbelievers in creative new ways.
We Build in Response to Growth
Long Hollow continues to grow, and the church responds by building a 900 seat worship center, a space that can hold nearly 4x as many families as the previous building. It now serves as the Chapel at the Hendersonville Campus.
A Season of Change
The church begins a new season, with no staff and many financial challenges. Weekly attendance drops to 275, and the people begin to earnestly pray and seek direction from God. Gene Mims serves as our interim pastor.
Long Hollow Welcomes David Landrith
With an average weekly attendance of 411, God begins a new work at Long Hollow as he brings David Landrith to serve as our Senior Pastor in what will become an amazing season of life-change and growth.
Reaching the Next Generation
God continues to use Long Hollow in a mighty way, growing both our weekly services and our Next Generation ministries. The church responds by building and opening the Student Dome in November. Average weekly attendance jumps to 1183.
God Moves Among us
Long Hollow enters an unprecedented season of growth, opening a new Worship Center in Hendersonville, and its first multi-site campus in Gallatin on Easter Sunday. Attendance continues to grow, reaching a weekly average of 3024.
A Call to Radical Compassion
Long Hollow grows by more than 1000 people in one year, and we respond by opening a second Kids Center expansion in Hendersonville. God also begins to stir our church’s heart for orphans through the Crazy Love Campaign. Average weekly attendance grows to 5371.
Long Hollow Continues to Reach More with the Gospel
Continuing our commitment “to reach those who aren’t here yet,” Long Hollow opens a new Student Building in Hendersonville, and a new campus in Springfield. Attendance continues to climb to 6675 every week.
An Unexpected Challenge
Even in the midst of his serious cancer diagnosis in March, Pastor David leads Long Hollow to reach more souls than ever through powerful messages and the opening of our fourth and fifth campus in Madison and Hillcrest (South Nashville).
God is Faithful
On November 18, 2014, Pastor David finishes the race God called for him to run on this earth. Our church mourns the loss of our leader and friend, but not as those without hope. God is faithful to our church family.
Long Hollow Looks Forward
Our church family begins to look ahead, and refuses to shrink back from the work God has for us. As Kevin Ezell serves as our Interim Pastor, our Pastor Search Committee meets for the first time on January 25 to begin their work.