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Jan
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2017
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Articles About First Baptist Church

  • Listen for stories of freedom

    While the American Civil War continued to rage unabated, President Abraham Lincoln on Jan. 1, 1863, issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.”

  • Growing church is just the beginning

    Bill Randolph, the new pastor of the First Baptist Church gave a stirring sermon at Sunday’s worship service. Randolph, who was installed on Nov. 11, is a longtime villager who raised his five children in town. He hopes to grow the church’s dwindling congregation. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Newly appointed Pastor Bill Randolph’s enthusiasm for the Lord — and reviving the historic local church — is welcome news to its parishioners.

  • Baptist Tea draws crowd

    Between 150 and 200 appreciative guests attended yesterday’s annual Baptist Tea, held at the church’s fellowship hall on Dayton Street.