Boonville Worship Center has been ministering to the Boonville Indiana area since September 1971. It is my belief that it is very important to know where you come from as well as where you are going. So below is the history and roots of Boonville Worship Center.
On Sept. 12, 1963, at the age of 22, Anthony Ray Green accepted Christ. He attended Evansville Bethel Temple. While there he served as Sunday School teacher, and worked with the youth, as well as serving as deacon. Faith Green his wife, was involved in music and sang for the Church Television ministry. During this time Tony worked as a maintenance repairman to pay bills and raise his family. But he felt there was something missing from his life.
After several months wrestling with the call into the ministry, he left his job, packed up his family and left Evansville to attend International Bible College in San Antonio, Texas.
After four years, God began dealing with Pastor Tony to return to Boonville Indiana and start a new church. So he and Faith laid out a map of Boonville and placed pins on the current churches. Seeing the amount of churches, they wondered if this was for sure God’s will, but they were reassured by God, Boonville is where He wanted them. So they packed up and returned to Indiana in 1971. No longer, just the two of them, but now Tony, Faith and their four sons.
With 23 in attendance Bethel Temple of Boonville was established in September 1971 on 126 W. Locust Street. The church later moved to 116 East Main St.
And again in 1979 they moved to the church at 900 South Second Street where the church remained until 1995. Through these years Pastor Tony was faithful in many hardships and trials. He filled the rolls of Pastor, Sunday School Teacher, Song Leader, Janitor, and many others, until God began filling these positions. During this time the church name was changed from Bethel Temple of Boonville to Boonville Worship Center.
Pastor Tony knew God had a bigger plan in mind. And after much prayer, and Against the odds, he and the congregation of around 130 members obtained 25 archers of land along HWY 62 between Boonville and Chandler. The seller said he knew God wanted a church there. Member of the church, as well as the community pulled together and the vision God gave Pastor Tony began to take shape before his eyes. The Ground was broke on Sept. 11, 1995, and one year later 61 cars left the church on Second Street and with a police escort came to the new property at 3900 Hwy 62 West. During this time Pastor Tony struggled with many trials, as pastors often do. God sent him a faithful and godly man to stand by and help support him.
On May 14th 1998 Pastor Scott Pullum began to feel the call on his life. He became the youth pastor at Boonville Worship Center in the fall of 1997 and was faithful in that ministry until 2000. Then after much prayer and consideration he left his job at a construction supply business and became full time as Pastor Tony’s associate pastor January 1st 2001. On August 15 2005 Boonville Worship Center opened Boonville Christian School. Pastor Scott was the administer and the school opened with 25 students.
Ten years after the motorcade from the old church, and after 35 years ministry in the church God moved him to found, Pastor Tony and Faith Green turned over the church to Pastor Scott Pullum in September 2006.
Since that time God is moving and growing Boonville Worship Center as He always has.