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Sunday, February 13, 2011


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A simple church, yet a great photo object.


Interesting. I've never heard of Primitive Baptists.

Rae Alton

I've always been very curious about this petite little church, too. Apparently, primitive baptists deviated from traditional baptists in the early 1800s, and are mostly found in Georgia and the Philippines (missionary efforts, I assume.) I'm not religious in the slightest, but this spirituality is certainly a great topic of Southern history.



If you contact the Primitive Baptist Library at Elon College, NC, they can probably give you all the information you desire. The Primitive Baptists did not split off from other baptists in the early 1800's as some have suggested, but rather they are the only group of Baptists in existence that still maintain the original doctrines and practices of the Baptist Church. They are also known as Old School Baptists, simply meaning that when men began changing the church, the Primitive or Old School Baptists maintained the original beliefs of the church. While others left the faith, a few throughout the country, not just in Georgia and North Carolina, stood firmly where our ancestors stood. Primitive Baptist Churches are typically simple in style yet profoundly elegant. They aren't built to impress men but to serve as a place of worship, where men, women, and children gather together, not for entertainment, but to worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


Primitive Baptist Churches are all over the country. I and my parents are members of a Primitive Baptist church in North Carolina and my grandparents were members as well. Growing up in the Primitive Baptist faith, we went to what we call Associations. We visited and still do many Primitive Baptist churches in states such as Tennessee, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Texas etc.

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