Baptist Church (colored) was organized in the fall of 1881, by Rev. John R.
Miller, with the following constituent members: Henry Gooden and wife, Esther
Canady, Thomas E. Hill, Mrs. Hill, George Quinn, Malvina Quinn, David Beeler
and wife, David Johnson and wife, Elizabeth Gooden, Letitia Lee and Elizabeth Johnson. Rev. Mr. Miller served as pastor four
years, and was succeeded by Rev. Mr. Walker, who preached one year. Then came Rev. David Slaughter, the
present incumbent. The building
used by the church was erected a short time before the organization went into
effect. It is a substantial frame
edifice, and will comfortably seat a congregation of 300 persons. The membership of the church at this
time, is about 100.
Banta, D.D.. History
of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888.
Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker