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17 April 1925 - East New Market Baptist Church to Observe Its Golden Anniversary

On Sunday April the 19th, the East New Market Baptist Church will be fifty years old.  The following history of this church will be of interest to many of the residents of this County:

In 1868, thirteen Baptist members of the Vienna Baptist Church, living in the vicinity of Cabin Creek, prompted by a desire for a more convenient place of worship, erected a wooden tabernacle, seating about a hundred and twenty five persons.   A Sunday School was organized and a prayer meeting established.  Rev. N.C. Naylor, who was serving the Vienna Church was the first pastor to supply this mission work.   In 1874 under the pastorate of Rev. P.E. Warren, eighteen members were added by Baptism.  As a result of this increase in membership and an enlarged vision on the part of all, this struggling mission decided to organize itself into a church and build a suitable house of worship.   In April 1875, just fifty years ago, a church was organized, the old tabernacle demolished and a new house of worship erected.  The congregation worshipped in this building with a degree of success, until it became evident that it would be more desirable to locate the work in East New Market.   The Cabin Creek building was sold to the Methodist Episcopal Church and in 1885 a new church edifice was erected in East New Market.