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In 1807 Pastor Daniel Cooke founded the Knockconny Baptist Church in the townland of Knockconny near Ballygawley. From small beginnings God has blessed the work of faithful Pastors and members. As men and women have been graciously saved by God the numbers have increased.

One notable Pastor was Matthew Simpson. Between 1884 and 1897 Pastor Simpson pastored Knockconny and Mullycar dispite being blind. On Sunday he regularly spoke in other churches as well as these two churches. He became widely know as a extremely gifted preacher, orator and poet. 

During the early 1900's the church remained small and at one point even seemed like closing. However God used men like Pastors RJ Clendining, A Lyttle,  W Beattie and J. Smith. Pastor Jim Smith was the longest serving Pastor in the Knockconny(19 years). It was during his time that the new Knockconny Church was built on the Dungannon Road by the Church members. The building was completed and opened in September 1961.

 In 1982 a hall was added to the church during the Pastorate of Pastor Freddie McClauglin (now pastor of Ballymena Baptist.) Pastors Mervyn Darragh and Mark Patterson (now pastor of Carryduff Baptist) faithfully served God in Knockconny until the current Pastor, Colin Cooper was called in 2003. 

We praise God for what he has done and what he is continuing to do. The stones and bricks of any church are the generations of ordinary men and women, whom God has saved by faith, the cement is God's grace, saving and sustaining every believer; the foundation is Jesus Christ, 'the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.' (John 1v29).

A work in progress

For more information on Knockconny Baptist Church history, please request the book 'A Work in Progress'. Please email us, stating your name and postal address. The book is free but we would encourage you to send us a donation to Baptist mission.



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Week at a glance!


Sunday School - 10:30 am

Bible Class - 10:30 am

Prayer meeting - 10:30 am

Morning service - 11:30 am

Evening service - 7:30 pm

Root & Fruit Group - 9:00 pm

(3rd Sunday in the month)


BWF -8 pm (first Monday in the month)


Prayer meeting & Bible Study-8pm


Parents & Toddler's - 9:15-11:30am

659 Club - 7 pm (1st & 3rd Fridays in the month)


Young at Heart - 12 noon

(first Saturday in the month)

JAM - 7-8:30pm (1st, 2nd & 4th Saturdays in the month)

Infinity - 9-11pm (1st, 2nd & 4th Saturdays in the month)

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