In May of 1889 a committee from First Baptist Church in Goldsboro, NC was formed to look into the feasibility of starting a mission in the northern part of Wayne County. Some time after, on February 15, 1891, First Baptist Church of Goldsboro adopted the Constitution for the mission church.
On April 1891 the new church appointed a building committee, and on August 16, 1891, the church met in conference and voted to name the church Mount Nelson Missionary Baptist Church in honor of its founder, Reverend Charles Johnson Nelson. Pastor Nelson was known as a businessman (in the buggy making industry), Sunday School Worker, Church Founder, circuit rider preacher, and a missionary. Today his business and home still exit on the corner of John and Pine Street in Goldsboro, NC.
Through the years, The Lord continues to bless Mount Nelson. Just a quick look at a few…
Reverend Richard Gandy was called as the first full-time pastor.
7.2 acres of farm land owned by a former member, Mr. Benny Witherington, was purchased at an estate auction for $16,500.00.
Mount Nelson was moved from Church Street to its present location 206 W. Main St., Eureka and a 36 x 110’ educational unit was built during this time. During this period of church history, Mount Nelson was recognized as one of the fastest growing “old” churches in our Neuse Baptist Association.
October 14, 1991
Mount Nelson celebrated its Centennial Celebration (100 years) and at the present time Mount Nelson has been in existence for 117 years.
Groundbreaking was done and building on the present sanctuary started and was completed on June 16, 2002, 110 years after the initial building of Mount Nelson Missionary Baptist Church.
Eureka Hispanic Baptist Church was constituted to operate as a church by the Neuse Baptist Association in Mount Nelson’s “old sanctuary.”
Reverend Clyde Johnson served as transitional pastor.
Pastor Jack Sauls was called to be the senior pastor at Mount Nelson Church.
 Pastor Jimmy Dale was called to be the senior pastor at Mount Nelson Church
We are so thankful for the Lord blessing us here at Mount Nelson for the past 117 years and with great anticipation for what lies ahead for us in the near future.
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. Jeremiah 33:3.