First Baptist Church - Greenville, Mississippi
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 33° 24.590 W 091° 03.697
15S E 680247 N 3698401
Quick Description: Historical marker commemorating a Baptist Church in Greenville.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 2/21/2008 6:53:30 PM
Waymark Code: WM379N
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member jdwms_1950
Views: 37

Long Description:

First Baptist Church

Organized on Easter Sunday in 1871 by Rev. A.D. Brooks and Col. Lewis Ball, who came to Greenville as missionaries.  The congregation initially consisted of eleven members, with Brooks, a native of Missouri, serving as the first pastor.  IN 1886, a wood-framed church was built at 109-111 North Poplar.  The congregation relocated here in 1905 and erected a brick building.  A new sanctuary was built in 1954.  In 1934, a Mission was established here for the Chinese community. ~ text of marker

Date Installed:: 2006/01/01

Organization that placed the object:: Mississippi Department of Archives and History

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