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Fairfield First Baptist Church
1839- Baptist Families moved into the territory. - Before it was a state or had counties. 1840- Organized a Baptist church
1844- Officially chartered, “First Baptist Church”, has first Pastor
1865- At end of Civil War, bought a lot two blocks west of the town square & built a small chapel. Has been the site of worship ever since.
1877- Built a larger church building.
1889- Just 11 years later this building burned to the ground. It was the High
School age youth who 2 days later began a campaign to rebuild their church. And it was done one year later a new church building was dedicated, completely debt-free. (1890)
1991- Stayed in use. Oldest church building in continuous use in Fairfield.
1992- New Sanctuary was completed
1932- Began a soup kitchen to provide a daily meal to the community. Called the Good Will Kitchen. Served meals for 2 years.
1971- A Community Child Care Center was begun. Was at church for 13 years, moved out into its own building.
1973- When TENCO began a workshop for handicapped adults. It was housed at the First Baptist Church for a year or two.
"I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church ; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.