First Baptist Church

  • Demonination: Baptist
  • Pastor: J.A. Smart
  • Race/Ethnicity: African-American
  • County: Hardee
  • City: Wauchula
  • Date: 1913

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First Baptist Church

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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1913--. Route #2, Magnolia Manor Sub-division, Wauchula, Hardee County.

Constituted 1913. Services in a square, unpainted building, Crate Mill quarters, until 1925, then in an unpainted, wooden school house until present, gray, square, concrete block structure, with bell, erected 1927-1930.

First settled pastor, Rev. McCoy, 1913-unknown. Education unknown. Present pastor, Rev. J.A. Smart, 1935--, 407 Lemon St., Sebring: Florida Seminary, Lakeland. She historical sketch, "First Baptist Church," 1913-1935, by Mrs. Rena Hart, September 1, 1939, in Financial Records, custody of Gussie Mae Felix, Magnolia Manor Sub-division, Wauchula.

(FINANCIAL CHURCH RECORDS), Feb. 1932-April 1933; Dec. 1938--, 2 vols. Showing membership roll, baptisms, deaths; receipts and disbursements. Custody of deacon, Charles Corbet, Route #2, Wauchula.

(SUNDAY SCHOOL RECORDS), Jan. 1934-Dec. 1934; April 1938--, 2 vols. Showing pupils, teachers, officers, attendance; collections and disbursements.

(BAPTIST YOUNG PEOPLE’S RECORDS), Jan 1932-Dec. 1932; Dec. 1936-July 1937 2 vols. Showing members, officers, attendance; offerings.