The History of First Baptist Church, Bristol, TN-VA

Three years after the establishment of the town of Goodson, Virginia (now Bristol) and three years after the first passenger train arrived in Bristol, the first Baptist church was organized there. Since its beginning in 1859 it has had three names: Goodson Baptist Church, Bristol Baptist Church, and First Baptist Church. The church has also had three different buildings, all on the site of the present building. In 2015, First Baptist Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

First Baptist Church

This sanctuary built in 1912 and dedicated in 1926.

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