In the 1950's, a dedicated group of men and women began meeting in a small home-church located at New House Branch, Virginia.  With a vision to build a house for God, Tookland Pentecostal Church was born.  In 1960, the first blocks were laid for a church that would one day reach the world for Christ.

Appalachian Mountains
Appalachian Mountains

Grundy Virginia, located in the Southwest Virginia county of Buchanan - A short distance from both Kentucky and West Virginia.

A Church Is Born
A Church Is Born

Pictured: Hassel Shortridge (standing), Beulah Shortridge (seated front left), Margie Shortridge (seated front right), others unnamed

New Church Completed
New Church Completed

In 1975 the new addition is complete and the doors are open for worship

Appalachian Mountains
Appalachian Mountains

Grundy Virginia, located in the Southwest Virginia county of Buchanan - A short distance from both Kentucky and West Virginia.

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PASTORS

"Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, watching over them - not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away."

1 Peter 5: 2 - 4

Rev. Vince Wilson

First TPC Pastor

1962 - 1963

Vince
Wilson
First Pastor

Rev. Claude Ely

Second TPC Pastor

1963 - 1964

(Pictured with wife, Rosa)

Claude
Ely
Second Pastor

Rev. Hassel Shortridge

Third TPC Pastor

1964 - 1966

Hassel
Shortridge
Third Pastor
Wilson
Buford
Smith

Rev. Buford Smith

Fourth TPC Pastor

1966 - 2003

(Pictured with wife, Mary Lou)

Fourth Pastor
Rondal
Parks

Rev. Rondal Parks

Fifth TPC Pastor

2005 - 2009

(Pictured with wife, Doris)

Fifth Pastor
Carl
Sensabaugh

Rev. Carl Sensabaugh

Sixth TPC Pastor

2009 - 2012

Sixth Pastor
Wade
McGeorge

Rev. Wade McGeorge

Seventh TPC Pastor

2012 - Present

Seventh Pastor