Bunches Church.


Bunches Church, near Black Creek, Wilson County.


This passage is from Black Creek: The First One Hundred Years, published by the Black Creek Historical Society in 1984. If Bunches is indeed one of Wilson County’s earliest African-American congregations, it dates from about 1866. June G. Evans was a white farmer who lived in the Black Creek community. I have not been able to identify with certainty the Reverend Bunch who lent his name to the church, but it was probably Mack Bunch.


  1. My great grandfather, Mack Bunch was a pastor in Wilson and he had two sons who were pastor’s. Is this their church and how can I find more about it?

    Thank you and Blessings,

    Cousin Gigi

    1. I can’t say for certain, but it seems likely that Elder Bunch was the man for whom the church is named. He is buried in Best/Bunch cemetery on Jaycross Road fairly close to the church. I’m not sure if the church still meets, though it seems to be cared for.

  2. Hi Lisa, I found this earlier communication. The first Pastor was my great great grandfather. His name is Mack Bunch and his wife is Caroline Simms Bunch. She outlived Mack. The church still meets, so I am told, but are not meeting during the Pandemic

    Could you tell me where I could obtain church historical records?

    Thank you,


  3. I attended a New Year’s Day service 2023 at Mack Bunches church. His wife, Carollne Simms picture is listed as her being born in the 1830’s, but she was born 1855 in Black Creek.

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