Nolen Patridge came to know Jesus as his Lord and Saviour not long after marrying his wife, Mary whom he met in the 3rd grade. Mary got saved one day, but Nolen continued to find excuses not to go to church. He finally got saved and soon after the Lord called him to preach the Gospel. While working at General Motors for many years, he lead lunch-time Bible studies and eventually started Bible Baptist Church with his own funds. He has been the pastor at Bible Baptist Church for over 30 years. He is still going at it today, preaching every sermon with a sense of urgency and conviction for souls to be saved.