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Those Loyal to the Crown Flee to Canada

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2017 - 0 Comments

  June 23, 1798.  The Nova Scotia Baptist Association was formed.  It was the first organization of Baptists in Canada.  Many Baptists who…

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First Asian-American Ordianed

Posted on Jun 22nd, 2017 - 0 Comments

June 22, 1875. Dong Gong was ordained to ministry in Portland, OR.  He was the first Asian-American to be ordained by the Baptists. An immigrant…

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First Baptist Church, Philadelphia

Posted on Jun 19th, 2017 - 0 Comments

  June 19, 1908.  First Baptist Church in Philadelphia, offered “brethren of color” the use of its building.  Blacks could be offered…

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Severns Valley, KY, First Church Beyond Colonies

Posted on Jun 18th, 2017 - 0 Comments

June 18, 1781.  Severns Valley Church was organized in Kentucky.  It was the first Baptist church west of the 13 original colonies.  ABHS has…

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