Pastor Dr. Maurice Childress




God sent His gift of love to the Meridianville Primitive Baptist Church Family in the form of His humble servant, Elder Dr. Maurice Childress in the year of 1988.  For more than 21 years, the Meridianville Church Family has witnessed his dedication to God's work.  During his pastorate, he matriculated to both Heritage Bible College and Andersonville Theological Seminary where he received his Ph.D.  Pastor Childress is a deep rooted Christian leader who is true to God's Word and adherent to His commands.  Dr. Childress also served as pastor of Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church for nine years before God placed him at Meridianville.

Pastor Childress is the fourth child of Elder Lawrence and Mother Ora Childress.  He is blessed to have standing by his side, offering him love, support and companionship, his beautiful wife, Mother Mary Childress.  He is the proud father of Maurice Jr., Myron (Wife Alesia), Brandy (Husband Gene), and Travis.  He is also the grandfather of five precious little ones: Dequan, Jordan, Andrew, Jada and Mason.

Pastor Childress has served as Worshipful Master of Goodway 222, the Chaplain of the Worshipful Master Council, Parliamentarian of the Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Association, and a board member of the Huntsville Utilities, where he has worked for over 33 years as a supervisor of the Water Department.