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David Guttery

FROM THE BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF PRIMITIVE OR OLD SCHOOL BAPTIST MINISTERS BY DAVID MONTGOMERY AND MARK GREEN: 

ELDER DAVID GUTTERY 

WRITTEN BY DAVID MONTGOMERY AS TOLD BY DAVID GUTTERY:

Elder Guttery was born April 6, 1961 in Centre, Alabama. On October 27, 1979, he was married to the former Marlene Nelson.

 

Brother Guttery was raised in the “Church of God” which is based in Cleveland, TN. He first preached for this group at the age of 16 in 1977. He served as an evangelist and preached “revival meetings” for a period of years in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Florida and New Mexico. At the age of 24, he took the pastorate of the Centre Church of God. He served there some time and later served other churches.

 

In 1991, he had ceased pastoring churches and was living in Auburn, AL, working at an insurance agency. His brother (also a Church of God minister) had recently heard the doctrines of grace and shared these doctrines with Brother David. David searched the Scriptures and began to see things that he had never seen before. He asked members of the church about these things to which they rebuked him. He began to be disgruntled with the Church of God. He and Marlene would discuss these things and she was blessed to see them as well.It came to the point that he began to wonder where he could go to church. He felt all alone in his beliefs of the sovereignty of God. In 1993, he moved back to Centre and decided to express his excitement about the doctrines of grace to others. When he was invited to preach he preach these doctrines and was called into question by the pastor of the church. Later, he was summoned to district office in Birmingham to answer to his theology. After questioning him on various Bible doctrines, the district overseer gave him 30 days to submit in writing what he believed—however one week later, he was summoned to appear at an examination before a council of ministers to answer their questions.

There, he was charged with believing heresy and his credentials were taken from him. He was excluded from the Church of God as being “detrimental to the salvation of sinners” and was to be counted as a “bastard and a heathen.”Not knowing what to do, he started a radio program in the hope of reaching out to others with the truth of God’s grace. He continued this for 2 ½ years.

 

In 1994-95, at a Sovereign Grace Baptist church meeting, he first heard the name “Primitive Baptist.” The church had invited Elder Jerry Hunt, SR and David visited with Elder Hunt at length. Through Elder Hunt, he met Elders Gene Thomas and Harvey Fulmer. Brother David questioned these men and found that the Old Baptist doctrine was what he felt to be taught in the Scriptures. He asked these men to preach in his home, which they did several times. David was also invited to preach to preach in the home of Brother Leonard Fulmer and all the Primitive Baptists that attended were satisfied with his theology.

 

In February 1996, he joined the Nancy’s Creek Church in Atlanta, GA and was baptized by Elder Fulmer. He was liberated to preach that same day. In April 1996, he was ordained to the minister at Nancy’s Creek Church. Elder GeneThomas delivered the charge and Elder Gus Harter interrogated. On the same day, he baptized his wife, who had joined the church and participated in his first Communion and feetwashing service.

 

In August 1996, he began to preach at the Mount Olive Church in Cullman, AL upon the death of their pastor, Harlan Smith. Brother David was called pastor there in December 1996. In June 1998, he was called pastor of the Nancy’s Creek Church.



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