Pine Grove UMC

1018 Piney Grove Road
Kernersville, NC 27284




Love God & love one another


Our History


Pine Grove United Methodist Church grew out of Piney Grove Sunday School in the mid-1870's. (The oldest written church record deviates the church name from the Road and School names.) A small group interested in the spiritual growth of the community began meeting for Sunday School in the little Piney Grove School (now located in the 4th of July Park in Kernersville).  There had been little to no preaching in the area for years. 

In 1878 a revival was held in a brush arbor by the side of the school house.  The people sat on benches they had hewn themselves from logs and heard the gospel gladly.  As a later result the Pine Grove Methodist Protestant Church was organized. 

A one-room framed building was built near the present site to the side of what is now the grave yard in 1892.  In 1924 a white steepled structure with a small Sunday School room on each side was constructed, with additional Sunday School rooms being added in 1945-46. 

In 1962 the current Educational Building (or Fellowship Hall as it is now known) was built on the tobacco money, donation and labors of many of the recently deceased of this church – men, women, and children.  The brink veneer building was dedicated April 8, 1962 and has served the congregation for meals, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Homecomings, meetings and other joyous and heartwarming occasions.   

In 1979 the cherished white-steepled structure was demolished, and the present sanctuary and classrooms were built, being dedicated in 1982.  The bell from that steeple now hangs to the right of the main entrance.

current parsonage was built on land donated by by Ned C. Ingram, Sr. & family and was completed in 1988. 

In 2001 the land and house to the right of the Fellowship Hall was purchased and is used as a Ministry Center for youth, circles, AA, social events and other occassions.

Many pastors have served faithfully over the years to the congregation of Pine Grove.  Its members have been faithful and loyal to the calling of Christ and to the mandates of John Wesley (founder of Methodism) “to serve and to do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, whenever you can.”  While many of the faithful upon whom this church was built have departed, the spirit of this Christian Community will continue to share the love of God to our fellow man, to preach the Gospel and to strive that every man, woman and child will come to know Jesus Christ as Savior, Lord and God as Father.