Our History

Our History

Waldrop Memorial Baptist Church began in 1959 with the vision of Robert Waldrop. The church has been blessed by God over the decades with many wonderful members and staff. Currently we are reaching our community through multiple worship services and the message of hope.

Our Staff

Dr. Mike Knowles

Dr. Mike Knowles, Lead Pastor

Dr Mike is a native of Columbus. He attended high school and college here in Columbus. He is married to Melinda Munro Knowles and they have four wonderful children. Dr. Mike is a positive, optimistic, excited Christ-follower. He loves to encourage people to develop their passion, purpose, and potential.

James Lusk, Music Director


Rebecca Prince, Pianist

Rebecca has a longing to help people come into the presence of the Lord through music. The Lord has given her a passion to play the piano.