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Our History

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The migration of Baptists to our area and the history of First Baptist Church share similar historical points. When Alfred Holland moved to Winston in 1871, there were…
Dr. H. A. Brown was came as full-time pastor in December, 1877. He was one of the most beloved and respected ministers in the city's history, serving for…
In the spring of 1922, Dr. John Jester was approached about becoming pastor of First Baptist. He understood the difficult situation which faced the church. He told the…
Dr. Randall Lolley served as pastor from 1962 to 1974, leaving to become president of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. The church made…
Dr. Dan Griffin served as pastor from April, 1975, to January, 1979. During his ministry, women's rights in the church became an issue among Baptists in North Carolina.…
Dr. David Hughes began his ministry in May, 1991.  Shortly before his arrival, the church was faced with the need to repair its 150 foot tower.  The anticipated…

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