Pastor’s Page


I hope you are having a great day! Thank you for taking the time to research our website. New Testament Baptist Church has been in existence since 1969. Until September 30, 2022, the church had only one pastor, Bobby Cole Utley. For 53 years he faithfully served the Lord as pastor, as well as traveling to preach to other churches and camp meetings. It is my honor to follow him as pastor. Please pray for him and his precious wife Memory as he continues to preach the gospel as an evangelist.

The Lord saved my soul in May of 1971. As an 11 year old boy, I knelt beside my bed with my mom on my right hand side and asked Jesus Christ to forgive my sin and save me from hell. Hallelujah, thank God, he did!!!! For about a year I had doubts as to whether I had really been saved. I thought maybe I hadn’t said the right words or didn’t believe enough, but I had trouble asking the Lord again to save me, since I had asked and believed with what faith I had. Finally, I told the Lord I was going to serve him until the day I died whether I went to hell or not; I have not doubted that I am a saved, born again son of God since that moment. As time has moved forward, I have learned that the salvation I was given was not based on my faith as much as it is based on the faith of my Saviour Jesus Christ (Galatians 2:16).

In June of 1983 I was given a most precious gift, my wife Susan. We are blessed with three children, a son-in-law and daughter- in-law, and, as of now, seven grandchildren. God has been so good to us we could never thank him enough.

New Testament Independent Baptist Church is a caring, loving, and giving congregation of hard working folks. We emphasize bible believing doctrine, praising our Saviour, evangelizing the world for Christ, and looking for his return for the church, his body.

Tony Kiker, Pastor