Pearly Gate Baptist Church was organized on December 17, 1981. After the organization, Rev. Thomas J. Payne was voted to Pastor. The original congregation consisted of five charter members, meeting at Mount Tabor Baptist Church, where the church opened the invitation of discipleship and 21 members united. Sis. Geraldine Payne organized the women’s Mission Group and became active in the Singing Hills community, also organizing our first choir and was the piano player for the Mission Choir and the Little Angels. Choir rehearsals were held at the Pastor and wife home on many occasions.