Historic Markers Across Alabama



First Baptist Church



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: Main Street at Church Street, Roanoke, AL
County: Randolph
Coordinates: N 33° 9.09    W 085° 22.38
  33.15150    -85.37311
Waymark: None
 



Text:

First Baptist Church organized the founding year of the Southern Baptist Convention. In 1876 a handsome structure replaced the original unpainted building on the site of the present chapel. In 1902 a brick structure was erected. The church hosted the Alabama Baptist Convention's annual meeting in 1908. An educational wing was added in 1952. After a destructive fire in November, 1977, the present structure was built. Throughout its history the church has devoted its energies to Christ-centered ministries.







End of First Baptist Church