Historic Markers Across Georgia

Bald Rock Baptist Church

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Location: on Costley Mill Road north of the Horse Park, Conyers, GA.
County: Rockdale
Coordinates: N 33° 40.590    W 083° 55.914
  33.6765    -83.9319
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: WM6Z4C
Bald Rock Baptist Church Marker
Photo by anonymous


Bald Rock Baptist Church
1861- 1994
"Committed to Loving God and helping mankind"

The city of Conyers recognizes Bald Rock Baptist Church the oldest African-American church in Rockdale County, which stood on these historic grounds for 133 years. The services were first held in a brush harbor, a tent like shelter made of tree branches loosely joined together. Later a small wooden structure was built the founding deacons were: deacons Anderson, Carr, Glen, Lloyd, and Sims. Some of the families who worshipped and labored in the church during this period were Andersons, Andrews, Bakers, Banks, Bigbys, Bryants, Carrs, Easley, Giles, Glens, Hendersons, Levettes, Lloyds, Penns, Robinsons, Roseberrys, Rosses, Romes, Shaws, Sims, Swifts, and Tuggles. Some of the former pastors were Rev. Charlie Tuggle, Baker, Young, Hayes, Webb, Allen, Henderson, Sims. Rev. G. J. Clark (54 years). Rev. G. I. Shaw (11 years). Rev. E. D. Harris (22 years) Rev. Sandy Allen (1 year). Rev. C.L .Mapp (3 years). Rev. Jack Maultsby (3 years) and Rev. Jessie Henry JR (6 months). In 1994, under the visionary leadership of Rev. Jack Maultsby the church relocated to 2284 Old Covington Road in Conyers. This new sanctuary sits on 5+ acres of land making it conductive for expansion. The seating capacity is more than 500. Presently the church is under the spiritual leadership of senior pastor Christopher Shipp. Bald Rock Baptist Church remains an integral part of our community. They are learning the word and lighting the world! Memorial erected July 31, 2011.

Bald Rock Baptist Church
Photo by anonymous