241 Years of History at the First Baptist Church of Williamsburg

The congregation is marking its 241st anniversary, making it one of the oldest black churches in the country. It was formed in 1776 when a group of slaves and freed blacks met secretly under a canopy of brush on the Green Spring plantation.

A member of the Coles family overheard the group's fervent prayers and singing and was so moved that the family offered them the use of a carriage house on Nassau Street.
 
The group was known as the African Baptist Church and had a new brick place of worship on Nassau Street by 1856. The church was later renamed the First Baptist Church of Williamsburg in 1863, and moved to its present home at 727 Scotland Street in 1956.

Come join in the worship service and help celebrate 241 Years of History at the First Baptist Church of Williamsburg on Sunday October 8,2017 at 11:00 a.m. The speaker for the event will be Dr. Peter A. Evans, Pastor of Colossians Baptist Church in Newport News, Virginia.    

Let us worship and fellowship together under the theme of "Faith in the time of spiritual warfare; persistent and steady on the battlefield".

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