History of Serenity Baptist Church
In 1985, a group of people in Norwood, Ohio felt the leading of God to start a church. The congregation met in the Odd Fellows Hall in Norwood for two years. As they grew, they knew that they needed something more permanent, so the search for a building/land started. This led them to 7904 Third Street in West Chester, where they bought an existing church building.
In 2000, the church was able to pay off the property on Third Street and realized that they were soon going to need more space. Thus the search started again for additional land and/or building. In November 2002, the property at 9000 Cox Road became available and we were able to purchase it. The church took out a 20 year note for the $150,000 that was not provided by the sale of our property of Third Street and money raised by the church members. This loan was paid in full in seven years, in February 2010.
In 2012, continuing to grow, and knowing that in the future more land would be needed to build a bigger sanctuary and remodeling the facilities, God provided for the purchase of the property adjacent to us on Cox Road. This will keep us from becoming land locked and will also give us a prime place to continue to grow and minister to the needs of our community.