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

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 locationĀ 

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