Historic Markers Across South Carolina

First African Baptist Church

Marker ID:  
Location: 70 Beach City Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC
County: Beaufort
Coordinates: N 32° 13.436    W 080° 42.396
  32.22393333    -80.7066
Style: Mounted **


First African Baptist Church

Oldest Baptist church on Hilton Head Island
Organized August 17, 1862
in the town of Mitchelville
with 120 members
Building was moved to present location
later and rebuilt in 1966
Rededicated October 30, 1988
Rev. C.W. Aiken, Pastor
Rev. J.N. Rivers, Assoc. Pastor
Dea. C.E. Simmons, Jr., Chm. Deacon BD
Dea. M.C. Campbell, Chm. Trustee BD
Sis. R.G. Simmons, Clerk
St. Matt. 16:18

AL 5988 AD 1988
C.E. Riley, M.W. Grand Master
Prince Hall Grand Lodge F & A Masons
Laid by Happy Lodge No. 125
Rededicated August 18, 2012 in honor
of 150th Church anniversary

Erected 2012 by The Congregation.