First Baptist Church of Shinnston

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abchurchThe History of the First Baptist Church of Shinnston On November 25, 1885, a small group of faithful Baptists met in the Methodist Protestant Church of Shinnston on Charles Street and organized a Baptist Church for Shinnston.  They held their meeting there until 1891.  In 1891, the membership of forty-five, and under the leadership of Rev. George Kinsey, erected their own church building on a lot on upper Rebecca Street.  The new building site was donated by Ferd C. Richardson,Mrs. Albert Sapp, and Miss Juliett Sapp.  A new white frame structure was erected and served the church until 1914.

                                     In 1914, the present church structure was constructed with the laying of the formal cornerstone on June 30, 1915.  During the pastorate of Rev. Louis McCord, the new Education Wing and Fellowship Hall was added on June 21, 1959.  Rev. Ronald G. James was the pastor when the church built “The Lighthouse Activity Center” on the property directly across from the church in 1996. 

                                    The current pastor of the church, its twenty-sixth, is Mr. Kevin G.Nuzum.  The First Baptist Church of Shinnston is a member of the American Baptist Churches USA, WV American Baptist Convention, and the Judson Association of WV Amercian Baptist Churches.   It is also a member of the Shinnston Area Council of Churches.

 The First Baptist Church of Shinnston is a member of the american churches usa – wv baptist convention – Judson association.   We are a member of the shinnston area council of churches.



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