The Oldest Baptist Church in America

First Baptist Church, Providence, RI

I know it will surprise many of my Southern friends to learn that the nation’s oldest Baptist church was built by Yankees. The First Baptist Church of Providence, Rhode Island was founded as an organization by Roger Williams in 1638; this meeting hall was built in 1775 and today still looks much like the image above. Quahog.org has some detailed images as well as the history of the church, along with information for visitors.

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