Before the founding of Country Church Pentecostal Church of God (PCG), Rev. V.W. “Bill” and Patricia (Pat) McNeeley founded The Lighthouse PCG on Peavine Road in Crossville, Tennessee in 1983. At the dedication of this church, God placed these words in the heart of Rev. McNeeley, “Before the Cherokee Indians crossed this mountain, I had planned a PCG in Crossville.” After pastoring The Lighthouse for three years, Rev. McNeeley accepted the position of Tennessee District Bishop and resigned as Pastor of The Lighthouse. Two years later, Rev. McNeeley moved to Oregon to pastor the Lebanon Christian Center and pastored there for ten years.
Upon returning to Tennessee in 1996, Rev. McNeeley and Sis Pat McNeeley attended another church in Crossville as the Lighthouse PCG church had closed and there was no PCG church in Crossville. The words “Before the Cherokee Indians crossed this mountain, I had planned a PCG in Crossville” were still in the heart of Rev. McNeeley.
In 2001, Rev. McNeeley and Sister Pat McNeeley believed God was calling them to begin a new church (Country Church). They rented the Tad Activity Center in Crossville for Sunday services. The building the church is now in at 94 Tenth Street became empty and Country Church began to rent the building. After a few months of renting, Rev. McNeeley contacted the owner about purchasing the building. The owner agreed to sell the property and Country Church had a permanent home at 94 Tenth Street, Crossville, Tennessee.
Rev. McNeeley resigned as Pastor in December 2015 and accepted the position of Pastor Emeritus. Rev. Felicia Reno became Pastor and Rev. Kathy D. McNeeley became Associate Pastor. In 2016 the church name changed to Crossville Community Church.
Rev. V.W. McNeeley went home to be with the Lord, on Nov. 20th. He is resting in the arms of the Lord. He has fought the good fight of faith, He has run the race and He has won. He will be missed, but never forgotten.
Sis. Pat McNeeley went home to be with the Lord, on Jan. 21st. She is resting the arms of her Savior. She fought the good fight of faith. She will be missed, but never forgotten.