People’s Memorial Christian Church
Burlington NC


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We Believe...

That “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,” that both Old and New Testaments constitute the divinely inspired Word of God, inerrant in the originals, and the final authority for life and truth.

That there is one God who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His vicarious death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial intercession, and His personal pre-millennial second coming in power and glory.

That man, although created by God in His own image and likeness, fell into sin through disobedience and thereby the whole human race fell in sin and “so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.”

That salvation is available by God’s grace through repentance and faith and that the Holy Spirit is active in regeneration and in transforming the believer into the image of Christ. This being a “New Birth.”

That the Church is the body of Christ; that all who are united by faith to Christ are members of the same, and are thus candidates for membership in the visible. Having become members one of another, it is our solemn and covenant duty to fellowship with one another in peace, and to love one another with pure and fervent hearts.

That all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ are called into a life of separation from worldly and sinful practices, and should abstain from such amusements and habits as would cause others to stumble, or bring reproach upon Christ and His Church.

In the evangelization of the world through missions both locally and globally.

That the Lord Jesus Christ in His literal resurrection from the dead is the living guarantee of the resurrection of all human beings; the believing saved to conscious eternal joy, and the unbelieving lost to a conscious eternal punishment in hell.

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People’s Memorial Christian Church
247 N. NC Highway 87
Burlington, NC 27217
United States
Phone: 336.584.3257
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David Grinnell
David Grinnell
Senior Pastor
247 N. NC Highway 87
Burlington, NC 27217
United States
Phone: 336.584.3257
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Proverbs 2:6

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Sunday School - 9:45AM

Morning Worship -10:40AM

Evening Worship - 6:00PM


Bible Study - 7:00PM

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Each Sunday from 9:40-10:30am, we provide age-appropriate Sunday School Classes. We use the Hands –On Bible curriculum from Group Publishing. It teaches as Jesus taught with great object lessons and hands-on experiences to help kids learn the Truths of God.

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History of People’s Memorial Christian Church Burlington NC


From the beginning…

Jan. 27, 1957 – church was organized with 36 members
Met at the Victory Hut belonging to Glen Hope Baptist Church
Group was named “Grace Mission”, suggested by Estelle Foster
1957 – Rev. J. V. Frederick pastors church until May 3, 1959.
First sermon - Rev. J.V. Frederick, Eph. 2:19-22, entitled “Being Fitly Framed Together”. His motto; “Stay sweet, go slow, be careful and keep Jesus out in front”
First song – “Standing on the Promises” led by George Neely with Frances Neely playing the piano
Lawrence Rudd and Carl Lee were appointed co-chairmen.
$74 was collected at first church meeting.
Jan. 30, 1957- Irene Lee speaks at first prayer meeting
Feb. 3, 1957 – organized first Sunday School, 53 present
Maggie Barts taught children, Lawrence Rudd, adults
Carl Lee appointed Sunday School Superintendent
First trio formed was Dot and Boyd May and Margaret Payne
Mar. 1, 1957, Ricky Payne was first baby born
May 18, 1957 George Neely presents the name “Peoples Memorial Church”
Aug. 18, 1957 Sunday night services began
First piano purchased for $75
Aug. 1957 youth was organized
Margaret Payne and Dot May were 1st leaders.
Nov. 1957 Harold Loman preached the 1st revival
Jan. 25, 1958, Paul Payne dies at 38.
Nov. 1958 - Purchased JA Lowe Mission Church for $12,500
Margaret Payne became 1st Mother of the Year 1959
William “Mutt” Terry became 1st Father of the Year
Sep.1959, Rev. Charles Little pastors church until 1966.
First board of deacons, William Terry, George Neely, Boyd May, Ray Barts, Carl Lee and Paul Payne
1962 – Church is incorporated Peoples Memorial Church
Feb. 1962 Peoples becomes incorporated with 86 on roll
May 15, 1960 – 1st wedding was Mary Lou and ML Barts
Aug. 28, 1966 – Rev. CA Dooley pastors church until 1969
Nov.25, 1966 – adds “Christian” to the name
June 1969 – construction of the new sanctuary on Webb. Ave.
Oct. 19, 1969 – last service in old church with Robert Faucette speaking both services
Oct. 26, 1969 – moves to new sanctuary on Webb. Ave.
Jan. 18, 1970 – Rev. C. Max Allman becomes Pastor
Oct. 1981, Church sells its original sanctuary on Webb Ave., which becomes the new home of Faith Bible Chapel
Construction of new church building on NC 87 was complete
Mar.14, 2002– Rev. C. Max Allman passes away at the age of 60
Mar. 2002 - Associate pastor, Rev. John Shields assumes lead Pastor role until Sep. of 2015
Feb. 2016 - Rev. David Grinnell accepts position as lead Pastor   Edit

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