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Setzer Creek Baptist Church


At Setzer Creek Baptist Church we try to live our lives as directed by Christ in his word. We worship acorrding  to the example of the early church in scripture. We are mission minded church, desiring to serve and reach those both around us and those far off with the gospel of Jesus Christ.  We desire to grow and help each other grow in the Christian walk of life. We try to have a place for everyone to grow and serve

Our History


​On Saturday, September 11, 1948 at 3:00 PM, a group of Baptist people gathered at a vacant storehouse belonging to the Rev. JT Laws for the purpose of organizing a Baptist Church along with a Presbytery formed by the following members; Rev. L.B. Beane of Maple Grove Baptist church, Rev. H.R. Harris of Temple Baptist Church, Rev. J.H Crisp of Central Baptist Church, Rev. R.C. Cook of Globe Baptist Church, Rev. J.T. Laws holding “Letter”, J. H. Nelson Holding “Letter”. Resolutions setting forth the need of a Baptist Church at this place were heard and approved by the Presbytery. The Charter members were; Rev. J.T. Laws, Dayton McLean, Daisy McLean, Rev. J.H. Nelson. Mrs J.H. Nelson, Margaret Nelson, Robert Nelson, Ted Gentry, Alice Gentry, S.W. Andrews, Viola Andrews, Betty Jean Andrews, Bruner Herold, Leona Herold, Everette Coffey, Thelma Coffey, Sara Dyson, Orville Greer, Eunice Greer, Mable greer, Allene Greer, Julia Penley, W. Saloman Miller. 

​From our first meeting place on Setzer Creek Rd, our church has meet in two other locations. A church was constructed on a piece of land for $3000.00 and later with the need for expansion our present building was built on another piece of property and moved into in October of 1955. Since that day in 1955 God has blessed and we have remodeled and built additions to our church building. Even greater than Him blessing us materially He has blessed us with souls for his kingdom. We are a presents in the Setzer Creek community because of the dedication and perseverance of 23 Christians for the glory of God. Under the direction of Pastor Daniel Trantham it is our prayer that we continue our legacy of being a church which shows the love of Christ to His saints and to a lost world around us. Growing and furthering the work of God for His Glory, honor, Amen

Interesting facts:

We have had 19 pastors

We have ordained 4 preachers

Two charter members are still living

Our Pastor


Brother Daniel Trantham was born and raise in Waynesville, North Caroline. He was saved as an 8 year old boy, in a Vacation Bible School, when Jesus became his Lord and Savoir. As a teenager he began to feel the Holy Spirit compel him to serve him. In his early twenties Bro Daniel surrender to the call to preach and full-time ministry. He is a graduate of Fruitland Baptist Bible College. His wife is Sister Lanna Trantham, who is a native of Blackberry. They have three children and their family is a great blessing to our church. 

Our Beliefs


What We Believe

Setzer Creek Baptist Church

A Church reaching Patterson, Lenoir, Caldwell Co., North Carolina and beyond

3163 Warrior Rd Lenoir NC