The congregation of the First Baptist Church in Jackson has been meeting together For over 170 years and continue to do so today. The current location of this Michigan Historical Marker is at 201 South Jackson Street, Jackson, Michigan where it has been since the dedication in March of 1872.
Michigan Historical Marker: First Baptist Church
In 1834 thirteen Jackson pioneers established the Barry-Jackson Baptist Church in Sandstone Township. Five years later the Reverend David Hendee and seventeen members of that church formed the First Baptist Church in Jackson. Meetings were held in several locations until 1868, when construction began on the present church. J.R. Lewis provided the plans and specifications for this Romanesque Revival-style structure. When a lack of funds resulted in repeated construction delays, “Uncle Ben” Mosher, a member of the building committee, agreed to erect the walls for free if the materials were supplied. A donation from four church members in 1871 assured the structures completion. The church was eventually dedicated on March 10, 1872.
Location: 201 South Jackson Street
Jackson, Jackson County
Phone: (517) 784-3151
Web Site: First Baptist Church
Contemporary Gathering Music: 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service: 10:00 a.m.
Fellowship: 11:00-11:30 a.m.
Sunday School for Children and Teens: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Bible Studies for Adults: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
*Nursery Care (infant thru pre-k) provided all morning
Adult Bible Study/Discussion Group 6:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
“What is it that you most want out of life? For most of us, when life pushes us up against a wall, we want to be known and accepted by a loving family. We need to belong somewhere and to be part of a life-giving community. First Baptist is just such a faith community in which everyone is welcome and can explore faith in Jesus Christ. God says to us, through the Prophet Isaiah, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.” (Isaiah 43:1) At First Baptist one can find nurture for the soul and a place of belonging with God and others.” ~ Pastor’s Welcome ~
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