First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church was organized in 1865 out of what is now University Baptist Church. It started in the Quaker school building on Franklin Street and eventually grew and expanded to its current site on Roberson Street in 1946. First Baptist has had six pastors in its long history, and its motto is "Building People While Building the Kingdom."
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Citation: “First Baptist Church,” From the Rock Wall, accessed October 6, 2022, https://fromtherockwall.org/places/first-baptist-church.
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