First Baptist

  • Demonination: Southern Baptist Convention
  • Pastor: Sidney King
  • Race/Ethnicity: White
  • County: Okeechobee
  • City: Okeechobee
  • Date: 1915

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First Baptist

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W.P.A. Form 20 HR

Worker’s Full Name: David E. Martin
Date: 9/14/37

[added note] County record [end note]
[added note] 831 [end note]

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: 187 Fifth Street

3. Denomination: Missionary Baptist
Date organized: 1915--, date of first meeting unknown.

4. Date of lapse, if now defunct: None

5. Information as to previous buildings: None

6. Date present building dedicated or consecrated: 1915
Rebuilt: New church started in 1925, has never been completed for lack of funds.

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

Common wood building throughout. No special features.

8. First settled clergyman: Sidney King
Tenure: 1915-1918
[added note] Rev. Archer, 1934--. [end note]
Education Background: Unknown

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

1915--, these vols. cover special and business meetings, records of baptisms and members, also deaths. There is no record of marriages. Kept by the secretary at his home.

10. Register books of baptisms, confirmations, marriages, members, deaths: 1915--, See Item Number 9.