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First Foreign Mission Society

Posted on May 21st, 2017 - 0 Comments

May 21, 1814.  The precursor to today’s Board of International Ministries was founded in Philadelphia following the Triennial Convention (see May…

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Fidelity Baptist Celebrates 125 years

Posted on May 21st, 2017 - 0 Comments

May 21, Fidelity Baptist, Cleveland. OH, celebrates their 125th anniversary under the leadership of  Rev. Dr. Thomas W.…

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George Liele, first ordained Black Baptist

Posted on May 20th, 2017 - 0 Comments

May 20, 1775.  George Liele  was formally ordained, the first Black Baptist in America to be so.  A slave in South Carolina, Liele  was freed…

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Support for Foreign Missions Begun

Posted on May 18th, 2017 - 0 Comments

May 18, 1814.  The Triennial Convention (so called because it met every 3 years) was organized in Philadelphia for the purpose of supporting foreign…

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