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Church History

Church locations change, buildings change, membership and leadership changes, the culture around us changes, but God says, "For I am the LORD, I change not." Cloverleaf Baptist Church has seen many changes in 50 years. Throughout, we have always seen the faithful hand of God. Because of His faithfulness we are together today to remember what He has done. Numerous people have come to know the Lord as Saviour and many, many lives have changed as a result of the faithful teaching and preaching of God's Word at Cloverleaf Baptist Church.

God's work here began under the leadership of Pastor Tom Kalili around 1960, a group of believers began meeting in the home of a German family, the Krautervilles, in Mobile. The family renovated the home to accommodate the meetings. The group moved the meeting location to a duplex near Higgins Road in Tillman's comer. Due to the construction of the I-10 Cloverleaf off ramp near the new location, the church had to relocate. Around this time, the church members voted to become an independent Baptist congregation and gave themselves the new name of "Cloverleaf Baptist Church".

Later a piece of property consisting of 9 acres and a church building was purchased on Three Notch Road. This building served not only as a church but as the parsonage for the Kalili family. A Sunday School wing was added to the existing structure in 1973. The Kalilis returned to Pastor Kalili's home of Hawaii in 1978.
In 1978 the congregation called Dan Lashley to become the new pastor. While at Cloverleaf God gave him a vision to build a new sanctuary and a building fund program was established. Pastor Lashley served as pastor until 1992.

Jim Corkhill, a former missionary pastor, succeeded Pastor Lashley. The church began community activities such as visiting nursing homes and sharing the gospel by Christmas caroling at Bellingrath Gardens. He served as pastor for 7 years.

In April 2000, God led David Hudson to become the pastor. Bro. Hudson currently serves as pastor. In early 2007, the church congregation voted to build a new church sanctuary that would seat 150 people. In May of 2007, a ground breaking service was held to begin this project. The Lord miraculously provided all the funds necessary to complete the building. On April 13, 2008, a service was held where we dedicated the building to the Lord. May Cloverleaf Baptist Church always stand for the Word of God and continue to share the gospel with the community and the world.