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Little Church, Big Heart
We are more than a church; we are family. Come join us!
As a family, we have both young and old and everyone in between. We have activities that will minister to you and activities for you to minister to others. Click the button below to see our calendar of events so you can plan to join us soon!
Tucked into the mountains of western North Carolina, Tusquittee United Baptist Church began its humble beginning on June 20, 1858. Tusquittee United was a small church, serving and ministering to the farm and mountain families of Tusquittee Valley.
After the first church building needed many repairs, a second building was built where the upper cemetery is today. After a tragic fire destroyed the second church, the third, and present church was built of native stone, hauled from Tusquittee Creek by mules and wagons. In 1950, upon completion of construction, the church name was changed to Moss Memorial Baptist Church in memory of Rev. Howell Moss, who gave the land for the construction of the first church; and in honor of Judge Paul Moss and Dr. Fred Moss, who financed the building of the third church.
Today, this small church is still very true to its humble beginnings. Known as “The little church with the big heart,” Moss Memorial Baptist not only serves and ministers to families of Tusquittee Valley, but also our town, county, state, nation and the world (Acts 1:8).
Our Beliefs & Values
The Little Church with the Big Heart.
We, the body of Christ, are committed to meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of individuals and families in our community, state, nation, and the world through worship, ministries, and services meant to express the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Core Values DRAFT
- New Testament Church
- King James Bible-based teaching and preaching
- A family of families
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.
We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale of, and use of, destructive drugs or intoxicating drinks as a beverage; to shun pornography; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.
We moreover engage that when we remove from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s work.
Moss Memorial Baptist Church works in partnership and is affiliated with:
Truett Baptist Association
The Baptist State Convention of NC
Southern Baptist Convention
NC Baptist on Mission (formerly known as NC Baptist Men)
The North American Mission Board
The International Mission Board
Women’s Missionary Union
– Acts 1:8
A Preacher of the Word
Every week, Pastor Charlie prepares and delivers a sermon about the gospel, or good news, of Jesus and His love, grace, mercy, and power to save. Click the button below to visit our Sermon Archives and listen to these messages of hope.
Charles "Charlie" Shelton