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Whitehouse Bible Methodist Church started as Troup BMC mission in the spring of 1988 with Rev. George Stevenson as the first pastor. They met in the home of Jackie and Sonia Carpenter.
After Pastor Stevenson transitioned to a church in Michigan, various other itinerant ministers filled-in, including Rodney Pitts and D.L. Stewart.
The Carpenters moved to Tyler and the mission continued meeting in their home for services.
In October 1991, Bill Carpenter came to serve as pastor. During his tenure, the mission purchased the land for its current home on Hagan Rd in Whitehouse. Rev. Carpenter accepted a pastorate in Alaska in May 1993.
Dennis Cable began pastoring the mission in January 1995. Soon thereafter, the mission was reclassified as a church. In 1998, the congregation began meeting in a unused funeral home building owned by Rev. Cable’s part-time employer. The owners allowed the church use of the building rent- and utility-free. Sunday morning attendance during this time averaged about 20.
In September 2003, ground was broken for a new church building located on the Hagan Rd property. The church congregation began meeting in the new building in spring 2005 after notification by the funeral home owner that the building the church had been using for the previous 7 years was being repurposed. The church building construction was eventually completed in 2009.
In 2014, a neighboring business donated about 0.75 acre of land to the church, bringing its property on Hagan Rd to just under 2 acres.
Rev. Cable transitioned to a traveling ministry of helps during summer 2019, having served more than 24 years in pastoral ministry to our church.
In the summer of 2019, the church congregation voted to affiliate with the newly formed Southwest Conference of the Bible Methodist Connection of Churches. Later that year, the congregation voted to rename the church as the Whitehouse Bible Methodist Church to reflect this affiliation change.
Pastor Eric Going and his family began pastoring the Whitehouse Bible Methodist Church in January 2021.