The original Salem Church was founded in a Brush Arbor with a Sawdust Floor in late 1865. The original pastor was Rev. Africa Bailey, a Sergeant in the Union Army during the Civil War. By 1867, Salem's congregation had grown to 242 members and they were worshiping in a solid frame building at the corner of Carolina Street and Tennessee.
See additional historical details included on the "Our History Page".
Served as Pastor from 1934 - 1970
Served as Pastor Emeritus from 1970 - 1975
Began as Associate Pastor in 1966
Served as Pastor from 1971 - 1980
Served as Pastor from 1981 - 1996
1997 - 2010
2012 - Present
Rev. Stanford L. Hunt came to serve as worship leader on February 13, 2011. He was elected pastor of Salem Gilfield on Saturday, February 25, 2012. He preached his first pastoral sermon on February 26, 2012. His installation services were held on May 6, 2012.
See Additional details on the, Pastor's Page".