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302 N Main St

Louisburg, NC 27549

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© Copyright - Louisburg Baptist Church - 2019

ABOUT US

CHURCH STAFF

INTERIM PASTOR:

Dr. Mark White

Mark began his service at Louisburg Baptist Church on February 17

and will serve until a permanent pastor can be found.

Dr. White’s office hours are Tuesday afternoons

from 12 pm-4 pm.

DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRIES:

Michelle Harris

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES:

Libby Cox

ORGANIST:

Brian Miller

PIANIST:

Libby Cox

OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT:

Jackie Ayscue

Feel free to call Jackie with any questions.

Our office hours are

9 to 12 and 1 to 4

Monday thru Friday

Phone Number:  919-496-4195

E-mail:  jayscue@louisburgbaptist.com

Church e-mail:  info@louisburgbaptist.com

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THE CHURCH

Louisburg Baptist Church is a community of faith

with a rich heritage and a promising future.

Dr. Samuel Wait,

the first president of what would become

Wake Forest University, organized the

church in 1836 and served as its first pastor.

Today, Louisburg Baptist Church

is a church that is inclusive in its ministries.

We are dually aligned with the

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

and the Southern Baptist Convention.

Our constitution requires that one half of

our deacons be female since we are cognizant that

God calls those who will serve Him

without regard to gender.

As the Body of Christ,

we seek to be Christ-like in our witness to His love

through mission action within our community

and around the world.

 
THE HISTORY OF OUR PIPE ORGAN

When the Louisburg Baptist Church sanctuary was constructed in 1904, a pipe organ was included.

The beautiful facade pipes, which were re-painted and stenciled in 2008, were a part of that 1904 organ.

In 1963, that original organ was in disrepair and was replaced with a Baldwin electric organ.

The facade pipes remained, but at this point were only for decoration.

 

In 1976, the church purchased the current pipe organ built by the Moller Organ Company.

Once again, the facade pipes were for decoration only.The working part of the organ was hidden behind the facade

and the 1976 organ served the congregation well for many years. However, as time went on, repairs became necessary. In 1985, it was "re-leathered" according to documents. When the church contracted with Daniel Angerstein in 2008 to repaint the facade pipes, the need for re-voicing and reinvigorating the organ was discovered. Daniel, who lives in Hendersonville, NC and travels all over the country restoring organs, recognized untapped potential in the organ. He was able to use the original 1904 pipes, which had a deeper scale, to refurbish a failing part of the 1976 organ.

In 2014, the LBC Advisory Board voted to purchase two ranks of pipes and an off-set wind chest

which became available as a result of the decision to replace rather than repair a 1929 Reuter organ on the University of North Carolina campus. Again, Daniel Angerstein was called to work on the LBC pipe organ. Daniel was able to awaken the long-slumbering facade pipes using the sturdy and solid pipes from the Reuter organ.

These "new" pipes provide magnificent tonal color and richness to the organ's sound.

Restoring the pipe organ to its present, beautiful, rich sound was no small feat.

It took many hours of labor, many minute adjustments, and much expertise and skill.

But, finally, after all the voicing, regulating wind pressure, wiring, building, tubing, and tuning... the "new" ranks and facade are now in operation. The end result is a magnificently voiced instrument that speaks extremely well in the sanctuary and now uses a combination of organs from 1904, 1929, and 1976.

 

History lives as sounds from the 1904 organ,

silenced since 1963, are heard once more.