Old Palestine Cemetery is adjacent to the church. The church was originally called Palestine Baptist Church and was established in 1842. (Charter members were Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Stockstill, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Stockstill, Mr. and Mrs. John Penton, and Mr. William H. Varnado, Elder.) The present building is the fourth one for this church. The church was renamed Old Palestine Baptist Church in 1898 when several families were granted letters to form a new church, called New Palestine Baptist Church, which now has a huge cemetery New Palestine Cemetery.