The church has come under increased scrutiny over the past month due to two arrests of former youth pastors, one accused and one convicted, of sexually assaulting young girls. Shane Gibson photoWhat is the history of the Baptist Church?
The First Baptist Church in America was established at Providence (in present-day Rhode Island) in 1638 by Roger Williams shortly after his banishment from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Although Williams’s general Calvinist theological position was roughly analogous to that of Spilsbury, prior to becoming a Baptist he had adopted the narrower Separatist view of the church.What is Faith Baptist Church?
Tax records say the church was built in 1960, neighbors say its graceful A-frame construction was a local landmark and a refuge for generations of faithful. Blackened, broken bricks are scattered on the ground where walls once stood at 4638 East Houston.