First Baptist Church

  • Demonination: Baptist
  • Pastor: F.C. McConnell
  • Race/Ethnicity: White
  • County: Duval
  • City: Jacksonville
  • Date: 1838

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First Baptist Church

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WPA Form 20 HR FLORIDA Revision (Continued)
Sheet 2 of 2 sheets

Worker’s Full Name: J.T. Gregory, Vera L. Faucette, J.A. Flood
Date: 7/8/37

County: Duval
City or Town: Jacksonville

Exact name of church: First Baptist Church

Address or location of church: Hogan and Church Streets

Present Clergyman: Rev. F.C. McConnell, D.D., 1610 Donald St., Jacksonville, Florida.
[strike text] 2770 Forbes Street [end strike]

22. Church records (Have you tried to locate records as of date of church organization in Item 9? Make statements under a, b, c, and d concerning this. Give under, a, b, c, and d, actual title in quotation marks or assigned title in parentheses, dates by years, number of volumes or file boxes, description of contents, locations, condition, i.e., good, fair, poor, for each record kept.)

(a.) Minutes:

(First Baptist Church Minutes) 1930--; 3 vols.; a record of all business transacted by the church, such as opening of meetings, presiding officers, resolutions passed, and general procedure, kept by the clerk, in church office, condition good. See Item 25, for missing records.

For what body, (vestry, board of deacons or stewards, etc. or entire congregation) are minutes kept: Board of deacons and trustees.

(b.) Register books—baptisms, confirmations births, deaths, etc.:

(Membership Files) 1930--, 1 file cabinet, 4 drawers, approx.. 1000 cards, filed alphabetically, showing baptisms, received by letter, date, and name of member, also deaths and dismissals; kept by the church clerk, W.J. Kelly, and located at the church office, condition good, see Item 25 for prior records. Also (Register Book), 1923-24, 1925-26, 1927-28, 1929-part-of 1930, 4 vols., same information as state above, inaccessible to public, located in the church office, condition, good. See Item 25 for prior records.

(c.) Financial records—if separate from (a):

(Financial Report), 1930--, 3 vols., record of collections and disbursements of church funds, located in the church office; condition, good; prior records lost.

(d.) Other church records, exclusive of items 21 (a), (b) and (c) and Item 22:

"Cradle Roll", 1931--, 1 file, 4 small drawers, 600 cards, arranged alphabetically, showing membership, and deaths; located in the church office, condition, good. Prior records lost.