The Garth Road Baptist Church was founded by Dr. A. E. (Ed) Weatherly in August, 1961 as an independent, fundamental, premillennial Baptist church. Under his leadership the church grew, started a bus ministry (that covered the entire city of Baytown and the surrounding areas), and led the church for forty-four years as a faithful compassionate pastor until his death in October of 2005.
Currently, the church is pastored by Bro. Jimmy (Jim) Lamb. He was the assistant pastor under Bro. Weatherly for twenty years. He became the pastor in October of 2005 after the church voted unanimously to call him as pastor. He has lead the church to grow by creating several new Sunday School classes, adding a children’s church and a Wednesday night program for our Jr. High and High School.
As the pastor, he led the church to sell the original location and relocate North of IH-10. This was in conjunction with the vision that Bro. Weatherly had for the church. (The old property had become landlocked and the traffic was horrendous.)
We encourage you to come visit us and experience the blessing of the Lord in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere!