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Rossville Church 340 Main Street


Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.

Psalm 95:6


Our mission "to make disciples of Jesus Christ through our WORSHIP, WELCOME and WITNESS."  We are committed to providing a safe and secure place of worship and study for people of all ages.


As early as 1870 the Methodists and Baptists worshipped together, first in the Baptist Church building. In 1891 the Methodists built a building that was shared by both the Methodists and Baptists from 1892-1920.  On February 27, 1922 a fire destroyed the Methodist Church and once again the Methodists and Baptists worshipped together until the present Methodist building was built on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. John L. Crawford located next door to their house. 


The first service in the new church was held on Easter Sunday 1923. Through the years additions were made to the church facility with the last addition being completed in 2021 to provide additional classroom and outdoor space. Both the Crawford House and Church are on the National Historic Register.

June 1, 2023, Rossville Church became an Independent Congregation with a strong Wesleyan Theology.  Following disaffiliation from the UMC in 2023 both the Crawford House and property and Wilson House and property were donated to Rossville Church for future expansion and growth. 

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We believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord.


We believe Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, that he suffered under Pontius Pilate and was crucified, died, and was buried.

We believe on the third day Jesus rose from the dead, he ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty and that He will come to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church (universal church), the communion of the saints, the forgiveness of our sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.

We believe that everything needed for our salvation is contained in the Old and New Testaments.

We believe in one baptism and that it is an outward and visible sign of God’s grace.

We believe there are two sacraments ordained of Christ in the Gospel; Baptism and The Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion).


We believe the only sure way of salvation is to confess our sins, repent and trust in Jesus Christ as our personal Savior and Lord.


We believe that one day Jesus will return to earth and receive all believers into His Kingdom and will judge the unrighteous.



Rossville Church Rev. J. Barry Henson Pastor

J. Barry Henson

Rev. Henson is an Elder in the Global Methodist Church, retired Chaplain (Colonel) in the United States Army and serving Part-time at Rossville Church.


Office Hours

Tuesday: 9:00 am-1:00 pm  |  Thursday: 9:00-11:30 am


He is also available other times as needed for pastoral concerns. 

Rossville Church Melanie Willer Pianist

Melanie Willer

Director of Music

Melanie was born and raised in Memphis with four brothers and was saved at the age of 8 yrs old.  Melanie is happily married to Keith and they spent 25 yrs in Collierville raising four sons.  They now live is Rossville and are active members of Rossville Church.  Retired after 32 years at FedEx, Melanie is now in real estate and loving four grand babies and seven grand dogs.  


Petrice Harvey

Nursery Assistant 

Petrice was born and raised in the Macon, Tennessee area. She has been happily married to Anthony for almost 30 years. They have 3 daughters and a son and have been blessed with 7 precious

grand-babies with another on the way. Patrice has been a member of Macon Baptist all of her life and served as a nursery attendant at a church in Collierville for almost 15 years. We are blessed to have her working with our babies in the nursery at Rossville Church.

Carrie Bernard
Audio Coordinator 

Carrie was born and raised in Memphis, and she and her husband and daughter have enjoyed living in Rossville since 2021. You may often see them walking around downtown Rossville with Teddy, their Yorkie. They love making new friends in town, so please say hello!

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