Chuluota 1st Baptist Church: 104 and Still Growing
Chuluota 1st Baptist Church
A newspaper article published by The Oviedo Outlook on May 26, 1977. The article describes the history of the Chuluota Baptist Church from its founding to 1977. The congregation's first services were held in November of 1874 in the home of W. C. Jacobs with Reverend R. W. Lawton and Reverend George Gandez leading religious services. Many of the church's founding congregants were migrants from Whiteville, North Carolina. The church was officially founded two months later as Harmony Baptist Church on January 8, 1875. A log church was constructed about one mile east of Chuluota, near Lake Pickett. In 1883, church meetings were moved to a schoolhouse near the southern portion of Chuluota. A new church building was built and dedicated as Harmony Baptist Church of Chuluota, located at 201 Lake Mills Road, in 1888. The Sunday school was established on November 10, 1889. Construction for a new concrete building began in 1955 and was dedicated in 1956. An education wing was added in 1961. The church is now known as the First Baptist Church of Chuluota.
Original newspaper article: "Chuluota 1st Baptist Church: 104 and Still Growing." The Oviedo Outlook, Vol. 4, No. 40, May 26, 1977, page 1 and 9: Oviedo Historical Society, Oviedo, Florida.
The Oviedo Outlook
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of original newspaper article: "Chuluota 1st Baptist Church: 104 and Still Growing." The Oviedo Outlook, Vol. 4, No. 40, May 26, 1977, page 1 and 9.
Is Part Of
"The Oviedo Outlook, Volume 4, Number 40, May 26, 1977." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/5659.
Oviedo Historical Society, Oviedo, Florida.
Oviedo Historical Society Collection, Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
1 newspaper article
Harmony Baptist Church, Chuluota, Florida
First Baptist Church of Chuluota, Chuluota, Florida
Originally published by The Oviedo Outlook.
Copyright to this resource is held by The Oviedo Outlook and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
Document Item Type Metadata
1 newspaper article