A journey of faith and community : the story of the First Baptist Church of Augusta, Georgia / Bruce T. Gourley
- Machine generated contents note: 1.An Elusive, Radical Freedom -- 2.Early Baptist Efforts in Augusta -- 3.A Church Birthed, A Community Transformed -- 4.An Unexpected Legacy of a Church Set Apart -- 5.A New South Congregation -- 6.Rebuilding, Rising, Reforming -- 7.An Upward Trajectory in Unsettled Times -- 8.Overcoming Challenges in a New Era -- 9.Freedom and Faithfulness: The Walton Way Years -- Appendices -- Honorariums -- Memorials -- Benevolence Ministry -- English as a Second Language Ministry -- Hearts for Heroes -- Preschool and Children's Ministry -- History of Missions -- Chinese Sunday School Ministry -- Grief Ministry Workshop -- Stained Glass Windows -- Pastors, Trustees, Deacons, Moderators, Church Staff, Minister Ordinations -- 200th Anniversary Committees.
- Established amid adversity in 1817, the First Baptist Church of Augusta, Georgia, ranks among the most important congregations in Southern history for having birthed the Southern Baptist Convention in 1845. A Journey of faith offers new insight into the surprising role First Baptist Church of Augusta played in the formation of the South's now-largest denomination.
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-326) and index.
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