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1st Baptist Church of Guin

Articles from 1976 Journal-Register Newspaper

1st Baptist Church of Guin

The Journal-Record - Bicentennial Edition
Thursday, July 1, 1976
Section B, Page 5


The First Baptist Church of Guin is the second oldest church in Marion
County. It was organized as Old Union Baptist Church in 1860. The name
changed to Guin Baptist Church after moving from an old log building
located by Beaver Creek, which was destroyed by fire about 1890.

About 1920-25 the first pastorium as built. Weekly prayer services were
started in 1923. This church and the pastorium burned in June, 1933. A new
tabernacle was built in 3 to 4 weeks. This tabernacle was later town down
to make space for the permanent building. The new church and pastorium were
then built. The church as had more than 35 pastors. At least 8 men have
been licensed and, or ordained to the ministry. On April 3, 1974 the church
auditorium, pastorium, church bus and most of the educational building were
destroyed by the tornado. Since then a new auditorium and pastorium have
been built and the educational building restored. Dedication service was
held in the new auditorium in February 29, 1976.

Don Graham, pastor of the church, came in 1974 after the storm. Under his
leadership the church continues to grow spiritually and numerically.

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