The Founding

 

In the late 1800’s pioneer ministers of the Baptist faith were working diligently to establish congregations in the Harris County, Georgia area.  In 1886, Bethany Baptist Church a rural congregation in Harris county met at its regular conference and voted to build a new Baptist church in the town of Chipley (now named Pine Mountain.)  Chipley was a growing town in this rural community with many small businesses and the railroad had recently come to Chipley also.

 

The Baptist Church was built and dedicated on May 28, 1887.  The Chipley Baptist Church served the town well until the faithful night of April 24, 1908, when the entire town of Chipley was struck by a devastating tornado.  The entire town including the Baptist Church was leveled.  Although, the tornado was a major devastation, God’s people responded with resolve to rebuild.  On April 24, 1910 the new brick Baptist Church was dedicated.

 

 

As we continue in our 125th year in God’s service, we are increasing in members and expanding our ministry. We invite you to become a disciple of Jesus Christ and an active part of the ministry and fellowship of this part of the Body of Christ called First Baptist Church Pine Mountain.

 

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