THE PAST: HISTORY

First Baptist Church, Charleston, the earliest Baptist church in the South was organized on September 25, 1682 in Kittery, Maine, under the sponsorship of the First Baptist Church of Boston. Late in 1696, the pastor William Screven, and 28 members of the Kittery congregation immigrated to Charleston, SC.

Genealogy Research

Often we are asked about marriages or burials. Unfortunately, due to several events of natural disaster, the only records we have available are included in the list above. You may wish to visit the South Carolina Historical Society  at 100 Meeting Street (Fireproof Building) for more research assistance.

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Offices, Parking and Mailing Address:

48 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401              

Sanctuary (Drop-off or walking)

61 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401     

 

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Richard Furman c. 1820s

Richard Furman was pastor at First Baptist and was instrumental in the building of the current sanctuary designed by Robert Mills. This painting was donated by The Belser Family (Furman's descendants) on the 330th Anniversary Sunday (September 30, 2012).