Lawmakers Proclaim ‘First Baptist Church Day’

Lexington First Baptist Church celebrated its 175th Anniversary over the weekend. Pictured above are (L-R) Music Minister Bob Hull, Dr. Hoyt Wilson, Rep. Steve McDaniel, Dr. Clay Hallmark, County Mayor Dan Hughes, City of Lexington Mayor David Jowers. Photo by W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress

Lexington First Baptist Church celebrated its 175th Anniversary over the weekend. Pictured above are (L-R) Music Minister Bob Hull, Dr. Hoyt Wilson, Rep. Steve McDaniel, Dr. Clay Hallmark, County Mayor Dan Hughes, City of Lexington Mayor David Jowers.
Photo by W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress

The 175th Anniversary Celebration of First Baptist Church is now recorded historically in the annals of both the State of Tennessee and the City of Lexington. Mayor David Jowers said that he first remembered the church when it was located on Church and Adams Street, where Domino’s Pizza is now located. Adams Street is now known as Natchez Trace Drive. “I was nine when the church broke ground for the current location, so I’ve lived my whole life…

For complete story, see the January 11th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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