Our History

1934-Ransom Way of the Cross Church of Christ was founded by Elder Henry C. Brooks

1936-Ransom Way of the Cross Church opens in Franklinton, NC

under the leadership of Elder Albert Person as Pastor and Elder Julius Person as Assistant Pastor

Elder Julius Person

1946– Elder John L. Brooks becomes the second pastor Ransom WOTC

1965– Groundbreaking for Ransom WOTC in Henderson, NC

1967– Elder Johnny Alston and saints of Whole Truth Church merge with Ransom WOTC

1968– Elder Walker J. Foster becomes Acting Pastor of Ransom WOTC

1970– Elder Johnny L. Alston is appointed Pastor by Bishop John L. Brooks

2000– Greater Ransom moves to its current location 

2001– Expanded by building the Fellowship Hall and purchasing surrounding property

2009– Elder Michael Alston, Sr. is installed as Assistant Pastor

2014– Elder Michael Alston, Sr. becomes the Interim Pastor

2016– Bishop Johnny L Alston went home to be with the Lord in May

2016– Elder Michael R Alston was installed as Pastor of Greater Ransom WOTC Temple in July