Ministry on the Margins at Bastian COG

Established October 4, 1935, the Bastian Church of God is located in the scenic mountains of Bland County.


Our church enjoys services that accommodate diverse needs. Sunday morning and Wednesday evening Bible Study classes are available for all ages.

The choir led worship music is supported by new-age sound system technology. Church services are held in the primary sanctuary, youth worship area, and multiple classrooms for all age groups.

Various fellowship areas are available on the grounds which complement these church services. These include a fellowship hall and adjacent outdoor shelter with a walking track, picnic area, and playground area, all of which provide wonderful opportunities for people to fellowship with God and our neighbors.


The Bastian Church of God has a growing youth ministry. The youth took a trip to Winterfest and plan on going again next year. We also have a monthly senior's luncheon called "Inspire." They also take a yearly trip for fellowship and fun. Our ladies' ministries group is very active in the community. Additionally, our church supports missions that feed the hungry, clothe those in need, and share the Gospel.

Bland County, known as the land between the tunnels, is a humble area with a population of just over 6000 people. However, the Bastian Church of God strives to be a major influence within the community and beyond.

Submitted by Associate Pastor Barry Dillow and Pastor Cliff Bowman

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