July 1989 saw the start of Sunday School, and a Pastor’s Search Committee was elected. After prayerful consideration, seventeen members of Amelia Baptist Mission voted unanimously on August 5, 1990, to call Reverend H. Neil Helton of Madisonville, KY as the first pastor.
Neil’s wife Pam, a talented musician, soon became Amelia Baptist Mission’s first volunteer Music Coordinator. Under the leadership of the Heltons, the mission soon grew to 98 members. Neil and Pam officially began their ministry at Amelia Baptist on September 16, 1990, and they remain as Senior Pastor and Music Minister to this very day!