Flint River Baptist Church

The first mention I have found of this church is in the 1827 Minutes of the Flint River Baptist Association.

The delegates to this Association meeting held at Sardis in Pike County, GA in October of 1827 were Robert M. Sims and Thomas Glenn. The church reported 79 members. 

According to A History of the Flint River Baptist Association, 1824 - 1974 by Harold Elston Graham, Sr., Flint River Baptist Church is listed as being in Fayette County in 1825 (Possibly known as Leakville Baptist Church) - Clayton County, GA - became Jonesboro in 1868. 

In Clayton County, 1945.  From Pg. 162 - "The original Flint River Baptist Church was constituted in 1825 and located ten miles northeast of Fayetteville.  Now affectionately known as First Baptist Church of Jonesboro."  Also - pg. 132 - Lists R. G. Jones as pastor of Flint River, 1945-47.  The 1945 Book of Minutes lists Flint River as a new church, with messengers John Mann and Mrs. R. G. Jones.  It was listed in the Jonesboro District.  The 1946 minutes list the year of origin as 1941, Pastor R. G. Jones, College Park, GA.; meets the 2nd and 4th Sundays, membership 35; John Mann as Sunday School Superintendent with average attendance of 25;  Emma Lee Dees of Riverdale, GA as treasurer; pastor's salary was $42.51.


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