Church Profile

History -
On April 12, 1903, a group of God loving people gathered in the schoolhouse at Mayhill, Territory of New Mexico. Bro. Milton Reece preached at 11 o'clock. At the close of the worship service, "dinner-on-the-grounds" was enjoyed by all. Again, at 3 o'clock, Bro. Reece brought a mighty gospel message. At the close of his sermon, Bro. Reece said, "those of you folks that hold Missionary Baptist letters and any of you that are interested in forming a Missionary Baptist Church, stay for a while and we will talk about it". This was just what a group of "believers" had been wanting to do for quite some time. A Motion was made that the church should be called Mayhill. Motion was made to adjourn until the second Sunday in May. Opportunity was given for membership and T.G. Patterson, upon promise of letter from his former church, was the first member to be received in the newly chartered church.

Today -
Mayhill Baptist Church, Mayhill, New Mexico, is a vibrant, multi-gen, multi-cultural congregation nestled in the Sacramento Mountains in Southern New Mexico. We have 175 members with an average attendance just under 100. We value God's Word, building biblical worship gatherings around praise, prayer, and preaching. God has blessed a strong effort towards disciple-making that has grown our church family.

Through the years, members of  Mayhill Baptist Church have prayed over and completed several building projects including a remodeled sanctuary almost 3 times the size of the original sanctuary, a fellowship hall and kitchen, a nursery and  k-2 classroom and outside play area, youth classrooms, adult classes and  pastor’s study. Our Church maintains and offers a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage parsonage.

However, some things never change; we are still called to tell others about the life saving grace of Jesus Christ and disciple them in the knowledge of our faith.

Sunday school attendance is valued by our church members and it is important to note that Sunday school attendance and Worship attendance are almost equal most Sundays. Sunday School classes include:  Children’s classes for each grade, three adult classes, one discipleship class, and a women’s class.


Membership and salvation have continued on a steady upward trend for the past three years (including young families with children).

Church Ministries -

Children’s Ministry – JAM ( Jesus and Me) every Tuesday after school; this children’s discipleship training is comprehensive and geared toward Bible knowledge and recognizing the attributes of God. Lifeway Bible School every summer gains church wide support.

Food Pantry – Provide food, charity and prayer to those in need.

Good Samaritan – Oversees a standing fund created through donations and special gifts established to help those in need within our church family as well as those in our community.

Women's Ministry – Our ladies’ ministry is called LAMB (Ladies at Mayhill Baptist Church), and we reach out the community in a way that is unprecedented. With Mom’s in Prayer, bible study, love and Christian fellowship with the women of this mountain home, we show Christian values to each and every woman who seeks them. We support the ministries of the church with selfless love and service.

Men’s Ministry – We have an active and supportive Men’s Ministry. The men meet to cook breakfast for the congregation several times throughout the year and have a Deacon’s Family Night out for church-wide fellowship. The men do community projects, showing the love of Christ through their service.

Missions – This Committee seeks to discover possibilities for mission projects, share findings with the church program organizations and serve the church in establishing and conducting such mission projects. Standing projects include the Crossing Borders school supply ministry and Christmas shoe boxes.

Music – To provide and promote an environment conducive to meditation, reflection, and worship through the presentation of contemporary and or traditional music and drama, including but not limited to choral, individual, instrumental, and congregational participation. The music director and the pastor have the ultimate responsibility for finding and presenting new members for the worship team.

Nursery Committee – To provide a safe place for infants and toddlers so parents can feel free to attend Sunday school, Church services, and special events.

Outreach – Mayhill Baptist Church has countless programs to show the community that Christian love isn’t just inside our church doors. Our members go out into the community to address any need we know about; home repairs, utility payments, food and clothing, serving the sick and lonely, always showing Christ-like love.

Prayer Chain – Support the Church family, friends and any who are in need through prayer.

Beautification – We have a group responsible for decoration of the Church Sanctuary, Foyer and other areas deemed necessary. They meet to decorate for the various seasons and special occasions.

Building and Grounds – This group is responsible for effectively maintaining all church properties for ready use.

Communicare – The purpose of this committee is to express appreciation, encouragement, concern, love and interest from the members of the church to anyone who has been brought to the attention of this committee by sending cards and making phone calls.

Counting – The members of this committee are charged with counting any and all offerings received by Mayhill Baptist Church as quickly and accurately as possible, to report the details of the offerings to the Treasurer and deposit the offerings.

Finance – To manage and report accurate financial records to the Church body of Mayhill Baptist Church, prepare and submit an all-inclusive budget annually.

Flowers and Gifts – The members work together to ensure that all church members receive a floral reminder or card expressing the church’s concern when hospitalized for illness, injury or surgery. To ensure that each member receives condolences when a death occurs in their immediate family and handling all gift giving as needed.

Kitchen – The Kitchen committee shows the heart of the church through service to members and the community. They are responsible for formulating and recommending policies to the church for the kitchen and communicating these policies to the church. They plan meals, shop for food, prepare meals, clean up and organize kitchen supplies.

Small Group Bible Study – We have periodic Bible Study classes in individual homes and at church. These are usually announced in church and in plenty of time to participate in the beginning. We have excellent teachers here who give of their time freely and selflessly.

Sound – Providing the Church Body with the best possible audio/visual support at all sanctioned Church functions.

Usher – To see to the seating and comfort of the congregation, to greet as many attendees as possible, take offering during regular services, prevent interruptions and distractions and similar need services.

Van – The Van committee is responsible for all matters relating to the transportation resources of the church. The Van Committee will direct the church in scheduling, use and maintenance of the van.