First Baptist

  • Demonination: National Baptist Convention of America Inc.
  • Pastor: S.Jones
  • Race/Ethnicity: African-American
  • County: Okeechobee
  • City: Okeechobee
  • Date: 1916

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First Baptist

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W.P.A. Form 20 HR

Worker’s Full Name: David E. Martin
Date: 9/13/37

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WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION
SURVEY OF STATE AND LOCAL HISTORICAL RECORDS: 1936

Name of State: Florida
HISTORICAL RECORDS SURVEY

CHURCH RECORDS FORM

1. County: Okeechobee
City or town: Okeechobee

2. Name of church: First Baptist
Street address: Colored Town

3. Denomination: Missionary Negro Baptist
Date organized: 1916, no record of first meeting

4. Date of lapse, if now defunct: None

5. Information as to previous buildings: First building is a small wood building, and is now used for a parsonage since the present church building was erected.

6. Date present building dedicated or consecrated: 1925
Rebuilt: 1925

7. Architecture, bells, inscriptions, special features of building:

Bell, plain wood building throughout. No special features.

8. First settled clergyman: S. Jones
Tenure: 1916-1920, no settled clergyman at present.
Education Background: Unknown

9. Minute books (By years, volumes, file boxes, etc.):

1916--, 2 vols., kept in the home of the secretary.

10. Register books of baptisms, confirmations, marriages, members, deaths: None.