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About Us

Who We Are


Donald Warner Jr.


Pastor Don has been leading Penwood Christian Church since 2006.



Jerry P. Warner

Associate Pastor

Pastor Jerry worked in children's ministry for decades before coming to Penwood.

Pastor Jerry was ordained in 2018.



Previous Pastors

Rev. C. D. Melton        1932 – 1949


Rev. James Hile        1949 – 1950


Rev. William Ryan        1950 – 1960


Rev. Larry Von Hagle        1961 – 1963


Rev. Herbert Hancock    1963 – 1971


Rev. Fred Cobb        1971 – 1973


Rev. Edward Weglein        1973 – 1982


Rev. Bill Gunter        1982 – 1984


Rev. Carl H. Doerr        1985 – 1986

Pastor Jim Blevins        1986 – 2006


What we believe

This is our Statement of Faith


Triune God

We believe in one God, sovereign and omnipotent, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

(2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 John 5:6-7)



We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was born of a virgin and died for our sins as a vicarious sacrifice that He, by the will of God, was resurrected bodily from the grave, and that by His shed blood, mankind can be justified before God.  (Luke 1:27,35; 1 John 2:1-2; Matthew 27:35-38; John 11:25; Matthew 28:6)



We believe that the Lord prescribed for His followers the ordinances of baptism by immersion, and the Lord’s Supper.

(Acts 2:28; Acts 8:38; Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:24-25)


Second Coming

We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

(1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 1-22.)



We believe the Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, is inerrant, verbally inspired, and is the all-sufficient rule for faith and practice.

(2 Timothy 3:16)


Children of God

We believe that all who are called by God and who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God, saved for eternity. 

(John 3:16, John 6:39-40; Romans 8:28-39; Ephesians 1:3-14; Ephesians 2:8-9; Philippians 1:6)



We believe the grace of God to be essential for the maintenance of a Godly walk, and that Christ is the believer’s rule and example of life. (Romans 3:22-24; Romans 5:2; 2 Corinthians 5:17)


The Church

We believe the Church is an elect company of God, called by Him into fellowship with all believers to know and to do His will; its mission is to witness concerning Jesus Christ, the Head of the Church, preaching the gospel among all nations and peoples.

(Acts 2; Acts 20:28; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31; Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 5:30; Colossians 1:18)

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