First Baptist Church History

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You can trace Walnut beginnings back to the First Baptist Church of Louisville, founded in 1815, and the Second Baptist Church of Louisville, founded in 1838. The members of these two early Baptist churches joined together in 1848 to form Walnut Street Baptist Church, located downtown Louisville at the corner of 4th and Walnut Street. In the beginning the congregation had 18 members who met primarily in their homes. In 1902, Walnut Street Baptist Church moved to its current location at the corner of Third & St. Catherine. They started building Walnut Street Baptist Church in 1900. By this time it was considered by some to be the largest church in the South. This church has a recreation center including fun things such as a bowling

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