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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23. Records of auxiliary church organizations (give name of organization, actual title of record in quotation marks, or assigned title in parentheses, dates by years, number of volumes or file boxes, description of contents, location, condition, i.e. good, fair, for each record kept by each organization):

(Sunday School Records), 1930--; 3 vols., showing class attendance, allocations, Sunday School text, and comparative report for year previous; located at the church office; general condition, good. Prior records have been lost or destroyed by fire.

24. List here all auxiliary organizations of the church not given in Item 23, even though they do not keep records:

WMU organizations do not keep records as per statement of Mrs. J.M. Aldridge, church secretary, but all branches of this organization are active in the church; W.M.S., Y.W.A., Sunbeam Band, Girl’s Auxiliary, Royal Ambassadors, Business Woman’s Circle, and Baptist Training Union.

25. Care of records. (Church’s policy, if any, of transferring records to a central depository of church or denomination with name and location of the depository. Information on destruction or loss of records, if known):

Records are not transferred.
Records, 1838-1901, were destroyed in the fire of 1901. *Refer to Items 22 a-b-c, 23.
Records 1901-to date of particular missing record, as per item referrer to, are lost.

26. List here the persons from whom you obtain information for this form. Give the official title of each person. Summarize by number the items answered by each person.

Name: John L. Jones
Title: Deacon.
Item Numbers: 3, 6, 12, 20.

Name: Dr. C.M. Brittain
Title: Executive secretary to the F.B.C.
Item Numbers: 1-12

Name: Rev. F.C. McConnell
Title: Pastor
Item Numbers: 18-21

Name: Mary McConnell
Title: Daughter of pastor
Item Numbers: 24

Name: Mrs. J.M. Aldridge
Title: Church secretary
Item Numbers: 24
Name: Mrs. J.M. Aldridge
Title: Church secretary
Item Numbers: 13-17; 22 a-b-c-d, 23, 25

There is a box of records and books belonging to this church in the vault of the Florida Baptist Convention , Rogers Building, Jacksonville, Fla.