The first service of the Lundy Chapel Baptist Church was held under a bush arbor in 1868 on Old Lundy Road, under the leadership of Rev. Dan Parsons. The laymen decided to build a log cabin church. Mr. Monroe Tharpe gave them all of the framing needed to construct the church under the leadership of Rev. Dick Brown. This church burned down.
The laymen decided to find a new place to worship God and to rear their children in a Christian environment. Brother Charlie Bowman contacted Judge R.S. Lundy and asked him to give them a place to build a church. Judge Lundy deeded a spot one mile off Forest Hill Road to use for a church site. When it was no longer used for church services, it would go back to the Lundy Estate.
In 1963, Under the leadership of Rev. L.H. Hendrix, a new church was constructed at 2081 Forest Hill Road. It was constructed on property purchased from the Bibb County Board of Education by a group of interested citizens in the community as a clubhouse. Due to property taxes increasing yearly, the Trustees of the Board voted to transfer the property to the Lundy Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
Several of the pastors who served at Lundy Chapel include Rev. O.R. Redding, Sr., Rev. H.C. Cain, Rev. Lewis E. Lockett, Rev. Wallace B. Herring, Sr., and Rev. James H. Hall.
On April 5, 1998, Rev. Anthony Q. Corbett, Sr. was called to pastor the church. Under his leadership, the church has experienced exponential growth – physically, numerically, financially, and spiritually.
On June 18, 1999, Pastor Corbett revealed “The Vision” God had given him to build a new sanctuary. On April 30, 2000, a Groundbreaking Ceremony was held. On October 28, 2001, a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held as the church marched into the new sanctuary for Sunday School, followed by the first worship service.
March 2005 was the establishment of Lundy Higher Heights Community Enrichment Corporation. This organization provides special needs programs that are positive and geared towards providing the youth with a sense of direction, a system of motivation and a source of inspiration. It also provides information and resources that can be used to help other community organization and community organizers to develop community service programs. It also provides scholarships and other aid to young adults that are pursuing a college education.
May 7, 2005, Lundy Higher Heights Community Enrichment Corporation’s Lundy Wonderland Summer Day Camp was implemented. During the Summer Day Camp, campers participate in academic studies, field trips, have weekly career speakers, and spend lots of time participating in recreational activities. Today, the Day Camp averages approximately 250 campers each year.
On April 29, 2012, a Groundbreaking Ceremony was held for Phase II of Pastor Corbett’s vision – the building of a Family Life Center, which includes an Administrative/Educational Building and a Gymnasium. On March 3, 2013, a Dedication Service was held in celebration for these buildings. Lundy Chapel is a popular campus that people often rent to hold business meetings, dinners, basketball camps, weddings, funerals, and banquets.
Under Pastor Corbett’s leadership, several ministers have been licensed and ordained, including Rev. Roosevelt Glover, Rev. Richard Vaughn, Rev. Tony Lowden, Rev. Anthony Stewart, Rev. Ernest Lawson, and Rev. Alexander Gibson.
Lundy Chapel currently owns 14.28 acres of land for future expansion. To GOD Be The Glory for the great things HE has done!