About Us

On June 29, 1951 – in the Byrd Station Subdivision [a virgin community of 187 homes]Gloryland Baptist Church was born. The Fourth District Association, with the late Dr. E. D. Billoups as moderator, organized the church with eighteen persons in attendance. The group elected Rev. Edward W. Brown as pastor. The name Gloryland was suggested by Frances Ambeau and was adopted by the group.

Services were held in a tent at the present site and on February 9, 1958, with a membership of 88, the church was dedicated. The membership owes a debt of gratitude to the following pioneers Billie Corbin, Abner Armstrong, Bertel Winder, Louis Ginn, Osborne Johnson, Jake Thomas, Henry Spooner, Nathan Johnson, Willie Lafayette, Jr. and Edward W. Brown for their work and fortitude.

After the departure of Rev. Edward Brown, Rev. John Henry Scott pastored for a short time. On September 10, 1959, Gloryland Baptist Church ordained and installed Rev. John David Lands as pastor. Rev. Lands, affectionately known as “The Shepherd,” provided the spiritual leadership for the church and over 30 ministers were called to the ministry. Under his teaching, the church experienced rapid growth and after much work and planning, construction of the present sanctuary was begun on September 21, 1976. In 1980, a north wing was added that increased the seating capacity. Gloryland still had its eye on the future with the purchase of four acres of land located at 2912 Michelli Drive. The land, covered with pecan trees, large pavilion equipped with a barbeque pit, outdoor kitchen facility, picnic tables, spacious playground and basketball court is used for church functions and available for other events.

After the home going of Pastor Lands, two ministers served as shepherd of the flock prior to our present pastor, Rev. Shelton Charles Dixon from August 1, 1992 to January 29, 1996 and Rev. Clyde Lewis from August 1996 to August 1997.
Dr. Rayford Thomas Iglehart, Sr. was installed on October 10, 1999 as the pastor of Gloryland Baptist Church. Under his anointing and leadership, the vision of the church, through the Holy Spirit, is “Covering the World with God’s Glory.”

Gloryland Baptist Church is a beacon of light for the community and its outreach ministry. We provide After School Tutoring, Food and Clothing Giveaway, Mission Assistance, Prison Ministry at Louisiana Training Institute, Bishop Ott Shelter feeding, and recently the Gloryland Freedom School free six-weeks summer reading program for children.

Gloryland Baptist Church is actively involved with the interaction of its youth. Under the leadership of the youth directors, the youth have the Kingdom Kids Nursery, Youth Choir, Dance Teams, Drill Team, The Circle of the Chosen, Summer Basketball Team, Junior Usher Ministry and the Scholarship/Education Ministry that awarded over $25,000 last year to the youth.

As we enter the tenth year under the visionary leadership of our pastor, many new ministries have evolved and others have expanded or been revamped. Through Dr. Iglehart, over 1200 members joined the ministry and our current membership is over 1500. For the first time in the history of the church, our budget has exceeded the million dollar mark. In planning for the future, Dr. Iglehart appointed our first ever Educational Chancellor. Our first Freedom School was successfully completed this summer and was one of 15 sites out of 137 throughout the country to receive a special invitation to Alex Haley’s Farm in Tennessee to make a presentation. The new ministries include the Ministry of Hope, Guardian Angels Ministry (In-House Security) and the Glorious Children’s Church that will usher in a new era of ministry for youth with two services each Sunday. The Scholarship Ministry has expanded with an annual Awards of Excellence Banquet and the Health Ministry providing weekly blood pressure screening. Quarterly Men’s and Women’s Fellowship were added to recognize the new members and fellowship.

The Gloryland Baptist Church Campus valued at over $4.25 million consists of four locations: The Administrative Building/Children’s Church (located at 2575 Michelli Drive); The Recreational Park (4 acre site located at 2912 Michelli Drive); The Community Outreach Center (located at 6387 Choctaw Drive) and the Glory Center (14 acre site located at 6745 Greenwell Springs Road).

Today, we enter Phase I of the Gloryland Baptist Church Campus, The Glory Center. This multipurpose facility will house an administrative wing, commercial kitchen, nurses station and classrooms. Our future is bright with Phase II, the building of the Gloryland Tabernacle (2,000 seating capacity). We give all praises and glory to God for where He has brought us from, a tent in 1951, to this present facility in 2009. To God be the Glory!

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