Fun Fact: Little Creek Baptist Church

Little Creek Baptist Church
Little Creek Baptist Church



Join Little Creek Baptist Church as they celebrate their 104th Anniversary on Sunday, October 13, 2014.

Little Creek Baptist Church was founded in the Ramsey Springs Community in 1909.

Fun Fact: Jed O’Neal

Jed O’neal came from a long line of Stone Countians. His grandfather Van O’neal donated 40 acres of land to help establish the Harrison County Agricultural High School (HCAHS). Over the years. HCAHS became first Perkinston Junior College and later the Perk Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

Jed’s parents, Ford and Jewel O’neal were well known Stone County folks. Mom Jewel for years taught in the Wiggins and Stone County Schools.

Perhaps one of the best examples of the initiative within Stone County folks is the story of how Jed got the new steeple for the Little Creek Baptist Church in the Ramsey Springs Community from the manufacturer to the church.  Smile as you read the story here.

Jed Oneal Obit

Fun Fact: Wiggins Presbyterian Church

From the 100th Anniversary Booklet (2007)

“When the sizzling summer sun arose over Wiggins on July 12, 1907, there was no Presbyterian church in the town, nor had there ever been.  But, there were Presbyterians; devout, faithful, hard-working Christian men and women who had a determination to live for Christ in the tiny saw-mill town.

On this particular day the fervor of Wiggins Presbyterians had reached a new high.  They had just experienced ten days of special meetings which were conducted by Evangelist J.F. Eddins and held in the Methodist Church.  So great was their zeal for God that before the sun set, their mountain top experience was climaxed by the organization of  The Wiggins Presbyterian Church with twenty-two charter members enrolled.  Eighteen were received by letter from other churches, two upon profession of faith and two upon reaffirmation of faith.  Seven children were baptized.”

So the church was born and was destined to become an effective witness for Christ in the community and state.

Fun Fact: Bethlehem Baptist Church

Fun Fact: The following article was printed in April 1, 2004 edition of the Stone County Enterprise as an an insert Celebrating 100 Years of Progress.



Bethlehem Baptist Church of Wiggins was organized around 1896  by Brother John Moore and Sister Mary Moore and a few other individuals.  The first preacher was Reverend Ford from Alabama.  The first church was built above the Pickle Canning Factory,  (became the Pickle Factory).  Some time after its constructions, the building burned.  The church members then held church services in the Methodist Church (located between  what is now Danzey Tire Service and First National Bank.  )

In 1903 the church called Rev. R.G. Gray as pastor.  He served until April, 1947.  During that time he and the congregation built three churches.  Today the church  building and family life center is located on Magnolia Drive in Wiggins.

“     Through the years, Bethlehem Baptist Church has remained a steady beacon to Wiggins and the surrounding communities.”

Fun Fact: McHenry Methodist Church

McHenry Methodist Church
McHenry Methodist Church

The McHenry Methodist Church stood for many years on the corner of McHenry Avenue and East McHenry Road.  This beautiful old church suffered significant damage in Hurricane Camille and was not restored. Some church furnishings today are held in family collections of the members at the time the building was destroyed. Beautifully white on the outside, the interior was dark stained wood with high ceilings. It was a beautiful and worshipful place.

Source: Photo – McHenry Family Archives

Fun Fact: First Baptist Church Wiggins

First Baptist Wiggins
First Baptist Wiggins

First Baptist Church Wiggins began meeting in 1896 in the Wiggins school. The first building was completed in 1902 at the present site .  First Baptist Wiggins is almost 117 years old as an organized church body.

Church Website:

Source: A History of Wiggins First Baptist Church 1896-1982