About Us

Big Branch Baptist Church was started in July of 1948 by a group of people from Eastern Kentucky that felt a church was needed for their area. It has been the purpose of Big Branch Baptist Church ever since to reach the people of Knott County, the Appalachian Mountains, and other parts of the world with the Gospel.

Big Branch Baptist Church operates as an independent, local, New Testament church. Our services have a distinctively traditional feel that focuses on praying for others, singing praises to God, and preaching God's Word. When you visit, you will find a group of everyday people who are looking to worship God in the midst of Christian fellowship.

In 1981, Big Branch Baptist Church opened Bethel Christian Academy, offering K5–12th grade, with the purpose of giving children a solid, Christian education.

Our Pastor

Pastor Rob Paddock

Senior Pastor
Pastor Paddock was called to Big Branch Baptist Church in June of 2012. He and his wife, Nancy, served in various ministries before coming to Big Branch. They have three adult children, Nicole (husband Matt), Grant, and Brittany. They are also proud grandparents to Maverick and Everett.

Missionaries And Mission Organizations We Support

Christian Law Association
Jacob and Christen Clower – Mozambique
Preston and Wendy Cronan – Wales
Herb Curriden – U.S. Military
Mike and Kim Farris – Military Chaplains
Thomas and Ashley Irvin – Uganda
Aaron and Leslie Jenkins – Ireland
Steve and Debbie Kissling –Furlough Missionaries
Josh and Allie Miller – Peru
Ryan and Melissa Overfelt – Missionary Families
Daniel and Sarah Ruley – Brazil
Bob and Diana Rutta – New Zealand
Larry and Divine Shaffer – Philippines
Andy and Trista Sharpeta – Puerto Rico
Don and Beverly Sixt – Scandinavia
Chase and Ashley Southard – South Africa
Roy and Justine Stelzig – Northwest Territories in Canada
Adam and Ashley Walz – Taiwan

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