Cane Patch Primitive Baptist Church, Pound, VA
Patch Church is a member of the Original Washington District Primitive
Baptist Association. It was organized on August 14, 1870 in the
Three forks of Powell River Association. On the fourth Saturday of
September a committee was sent to Oven Fork Church to request the
service of Elder Wilson Church as Pastor. The petition was granted as
of the 4th Saturday in October 1870.
The church remained in this
Association until 1926, when it moved to membership in Washington
Association due to the emergence of the Universalism Doctrine in that
Association. The church remained with Washington until 1938 when it was
received in the Union Association. The move was not due to any problem
but was an act which was to add strength to Union Association. It
remained with Union until 1962 when it returned to the Washington
Association. This move was due to a division of the church caused by
the “Whole Man Doctrine” (perfection of the flesh). For more detailed History see minutes.