You will always receive a warm welcome here at Winkler Road Baptist Church. Our folks are friendly and dedicated to serving the Lord: the choir and music program are truly outstanding. The sermons you will hear will be from the inspired Word of God.
VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME: If you are here on vacation (we love Snow Birds) or live in our community we invite you to visit any of our church services. We would be honored by your presence and we have a free gift waiting for you at our Welcome Center.
At the core of all we are and do is the Lord Jesus Christ. If you are seeking the Lord, we will be more than glad to point you to Him as He has revealed Himself in the Scriptures. If you already know the Lord as Savior, it is our desire that you will come to know Him in an even greater way through our traditional services.
Our message is simple. We preach the Lord Jesus Christ, and that He was Crucified, Risen, and Coming Again for all who trust in Him as their Savior. Everything we do here has the same purpose; to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ.
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. I Corinthians 10:31
Pastor Don Strange was saved while serving in the United States Navy. He went to Bob Jones University after his service time and met the young lady that would become his wife. They married in 1964. Pastor Strange and Miss Judy came to Winkler Road Baptist Church in 1986 after pastoring for 16 years in Lexington, Kentucky. Pastor is known for his deep love for God’s Word and his winsome sense of humor. He has a heart for ministry and is a great encouragement to our area pastors. Pastor and Miss Judy have four children (who are all married), ten grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Gary and Debbie came to Winkler Road Baptist Church in July 2019. Gary graduated from Bob Jones University with an undergraduate degree in Bible and a Masters Degree in Pastoral Studies. Debbie graduated with a degree in Business. They were married June 10, 1983. After graduating, Gary served for 35 years as Assistant Pastor in Gray, Tennessee. They have two children, Sarah and Hannah. Sarah is married to Joe, the Youth Pastor at Winkler. Hannah and her husband Caleb live in Tennessee. Gary leads the music program and assists the pastor in whatever capacity he is needed. Both Gary and Debbie love to teach God’s Word. They are excited to be at Winkler Road. They desire to serve the Lord with all their hearts and to serve the pastor and people of Winkler Road.
Joe and Sarah have been on our staff since 2006. Joe teaches the Teen Sunday School class and runs the youth meetings and Children’s Church. Sarah directs our Nursery and helps in other ministries. They desire to have a Christ-honoring, Gospel-focused ministry centered on the Word of God. One of Joe’s passions is showing how the Gospel applies to everyday life. Joe and Sarah have two children, Lily and Owen, who are a delight to their hearts.