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.

5/23/2020 Please click for an important announcement from Pastor Dave

Attention all WBC folks:

Due to competing government dictates and short notice we will NOT be open to public worship this Sunday 5/24. We will still have our live stream service! We hope to be gathering in person soon! When we are able to have public worship services please be advised that the following guidelines will be necessary:

  • 1) If you have a temperature, are sick in any way, or have a pre-existing health issue, you are encouraged to remain home and follow the live stream on Face Book.
  • 2) If you feel that you can attend a public worship service, you will be asked to wear a mask, social distance in sitting (families can sit together), there will be no hymn books or Bibles in the pews (please bring your own Bible)
  • 3) There will be no offering plate passed, or bulletins distributed. If you desire to bring your offering rather than mail it in, there will be plates at the door.
  • 4) You will be asked to come right into the worship center and be seated where you can maintain 6 feet of distance.
  • 5) At dismissal, rows will exit at different times. It is best to chat outside the building and not in the foyer. Greeting and chatting is greatly encouraged to be done outside the building.
  • 6) No coffee or water will be available. Feel free to bring your own water bottle.
  • 7) There will be no nursery or child care available at this time. Feel free to continue to watch the live stream with young children in your home.
  • At this time all our Sunday School Ministries are not available in person. We hope to start an adapted men’s and women’s Bible study in the near future.

    We are hoping that we will be able to announce public worship of our God and Savior the Lord Jesus Christ very soon! We will continue to provide the live stream this Sunday and going forward.

    In Christ, Pastor Dave