Our History

In 1866 a little chapel was built near the present intersection of Lacey Road and Highway 530 “for the woodsmen who live in dense forests” and was named the Gibersonville Methodist Episcopal Church. Realizing that Whiting was to become one of the State’s most important railroad junctions, the Presbyterians built a chapel right in town in 1874. Later, when some of the membership of the Presbyterian Church began to move from this area, the chapel was sold to the Methodist congregation and they moved into the building in 1904. This small chapel is where some of our members and their families worshiped for many years.

About 1870 there was a one-room schoolhouse constructed in Whiting, known as the Franklin School House. A second room was added about 1909 and during the depression years a lunch room was added in the rear of the building. After a new school was built in 1954, the church bought the building from the board of Education (1960) to be used for the Sunday School. This building is still in use today, having been renovated in 2017 to include a new heating and air conditioning system.

Due to problems with the Methodist Conference over doctrinal issues stemming from its departure from Scriptural and traditional truth, the entire membership withdrew from what by then was named the St. John’s Methodist Church.

The Whiting Church was begun and chartered in 1964, meeting in Town Hall. After a period of trusting, testing and waiting, the Church and Sunday School buildings were purchased back from the Methodist Conference by the end of the year. With the Rev. William Raws as Acting Pastor, the Whiting Church was dedicated in the Chapel with just over a dozen charter members on February 28, 1965.

The new sanctuary was built and dedicated in 1973. The name of the church was changed to Whiting Bible Church (1977) to give a definite evangelical and fundamental significance to the name.

With continued growth the need for more Sunday School space, a new fellowship/Sunday School wing was built and dedicated in 1992/1993.

Through the years, God has set before us an open door and we welcome people from all types of backgrounds to attend our services. Our task is the same as it was in our beginning… that is: to make disciples for Jesus Christ and to serve God by serving the needs of others.

Please click for an important announcement from Pastor Dave

Greetings to the Whiting Bible Church family,

These are different days for all of us. It appears that we will not be able to have any public meetings open to all for the near future.

Therefore, the plan at this time is to live stream a Worship Service with music, scripture reading, possibly a special music number and a Bible message at one time on Sunday morning at 10:30am on Facebook. I also plan to live stream a devotional on Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm on Facebook. Both can be found on the Whiting Bible Church page on Facebook.

For our Church Members we will function with last year’s budget and officers until such a time that we can gather for a Congregational Business Meeting. We will refrain from any major financial expenditures until everything returns to normal.

For all Church Members please keep in touch with either your Deacon or Titus Women Leader.

Even though we may not see each other face to face, we can continue in prayer for each other, and make contact through whatever means we have: email, text, face book messaging, phone calls, and even old fashion letter writing.

Our church has available an online library through Grace Ministries. Please go online to grace101.org and login with the user name: wbcw and password: wbcw. There are many resources for you and your family.

Please follow WBC on our website: wbcnj.org, and on Facebook at Whiting Bible Church on Sunday 10:30 am and Wednesday 7:00 pm

*If you would like to make a financial donation to the ministry of Whiting Bible Church please go to wbcnj.org and find the DONATE link at the bottom of the page.

If you do not have the internet please mail your donation to Whiting Bible Church 95 Lacey Road Whiting, NJ 08759. If you use the white envelope system, please include your envelope number in the memo field of your check.

THANK YOU for remembering your offerings during these days of no public gatherings.

Please know that as your pastor I want to help us all through these days. If I can be of any assistance please reach out to me. Praying for us all.

Serving Christ, Pastor Dave