Our History

Church Meeting PlacesOn February 9, 1986, Pastor Gary Hall from Madisonville, Kentucky met at the Continental Inn with eighteen other people for the first service of the Sun and Shield Baptist Church. After moving to several locations and laying a solid foundation, Brother Hall returned to Kentucky to pastor in December 1987. The next summer Brother Steven Morris, an assistant pastor at Bible Baptist Tabernacle in Monroe, North Carolina was called by a unanimous vote to Sun and Shield to become our pastor.


After their arrival, the Lord again began to add to Sun and Shield (Psalm 126:1.) We desperately needed our own building. That need was supplied five months later when the pastor of a small, struggling, Independent Baptist work in Marana phoned. He was looking for a separated, KJV church of like faith and practice to GIVE their facilities. After several meetings and much prayer and fasting, Sun and Shield Baptist Church moved to its present location. 


Sun & Shield Baptist ChurchGod has truly blessed as other buildings were built on the property and the ministry continues to expand. In July 2000, a Youth and Bus Pastor was added to the church staff. In April of 2015 we were able, by God's grace and His provision, to complete a new and larger auditorium.  Please pray for us as we grow spiritually and numerically.