About Us

Logan Elm Baptist Church is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.

Our average attendance is between 100 and 150 on Sunday mornings, and we would be considered conservative in our theology and traditional in our worship by most standards. We hope that you will join us in worshipping our magnificent Savior.

Our History

Logan Elm Baptist Mission was formed in May, 1975 by a group of 24 people who met in private homes. Four acres of land were purchased on the corner of Stoutsville Pike and Bolender-Pontious Road in July, 1975. Huber Avenue Baptist Church in Lancaster, Ohio accepted the sponsorship of Logan Elm Baptist Mission in September, 1975.

The Logan Elm Baptist Mission constituted on August 22, 1976 with 78 charter members, and officially became the Logan Elm Baptist Church. A loan was obtained for the construction of phase one of a three phase building in November, 1977 with ground breaking taking place in March, 1978. A mere eight months later, a joyful congregation moved into their new building. A note-burning celebration was held in March, 1993. The mortgage on the church was paid off eleven years and nine months early. A ground breaking ceremony was held April 4, 1993 for the new educational building which was later named the Sowers Building, in memory of Paul Sowers, one of the original church founders.

Pastors who have served at Logan Elm Baptist Church:

  • Dr. Leonard Stigler, May 1976 – June 1977
  • Rev. Oscar Miles, July 1977 – November 1978
  • Dr. Earl Burnside, July 1979 – April 1983
  • Rev. David Cavanaugh, November 1983 – June 2003
  • Rev. Don Davidson (Interim), June 2003 – May 2005
  • Rev. Jeffrey Moats, June 2005 – December 2011
  • Rev. David Cavanaugh, March 2012 – present