About Us

Our Mission

We as a redeemed community exist to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus from Harrogate to the Nations.

Our Pastor

Greetings from Pump Springs Baptist Church. I am John Ditty and have served as pastor here since September 2021, though my wife Charlene and I have been connected to the church for a few more years than that.

On January 4, 1976, God made it clear to me that His plan for my life was ministry. My walk with Christ started a few years earlier in August 1972, in Logan, Ohio. From those days till now, the journey of the Narrow Road has been quite the adventure. That adventure continues today.

I’ve been blessed to share this time with my wife of 40 years, Charlene. She is a wonderful wife and an amazing believer, especially as a prayer warrior. We have two grown children, Casey Anne and Andrew. Both are actively serving the Lord; Casey in South Carolina and Andrew here. We also are proud grandparents of two grandchildren in South Carolina…and of course they are wonderful.

Along with serving here at Pump Springs, I also teach Old Testament at Clear Creek Baptist Bible College in Pineville, Kentucky. Clear Creek helps prepare men and women for the Gospel ministry. My dad was attending there in the mid-1970s, and it is where I answered the call into ministry.  I’ve been teaching there for 32 years.

My prayer for Pump Springs is that we will continue to follow Christ, embrace His Word, share the Gospel with the lost both here and wherever the Lord sends us, and to disciple believers, all for the glory of God.

If you’re in the area please come by and say hello. I’d love to hear you story and share ours.

Our History

Early in the year 1927 a revival was conducted at a small building located in the Pump Springs community. The Holiness Church had vacated the building. Several local ministers conducted the services that were attended by church members from Mt. Pleasant, Cave Springs, Shawanee and several other local churches. It was a successful revival with several making professions of faith.

When revival services closed, Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church accepted into their fellowship a number of the new converts among who were some wishing to organize a Baptist Church in the Pump Springs community. After they were baptized they were dismissed by letter to become Charter Members of the new church. Several others from local churches joined them in the founding of the new church.

On March 18, 1927 the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church met at the building where the revival was held to help organize the new church. The name chosen for the new church was Pump Springs Baptist Church.