"His-Story" is marked along the way by Baptists who have made significant
contributions to their time and to the generation they were tasked with
reaching the lost for Jesus Christ.
First Century to 1500
|Even Baptists do not agree on their own
history previous to the emergence of the Anabaptists. Here are the
four views that provide some insights into their history previous to 1500.
1500 to 1650
|These forerunners of modern day Baptists
were the Separatists of their day while enduring much persecution in an
age that had replaced Biblical truth with tradition.
1554 to 1612
|Credited by many
Baptists as being the father of the
modern day Baptist
movement, this Separatist pastor changed the course of church history with
his baptistic beliefs.
1603 to 1683
|Recognized as being the minister who founded
the first Baptist church in North America, he is also the founding father
of the state of Rhode Island.
|He is considered to be the father of modern
missions having spent 41 years in India when church missions programs were
Sunday School Movement
1780 to Present
|From it's beginnings in an English kitchen
to modern day Baptist Sunday schools numbering in the thousands, classes
to teach the Word of God continues to be effective.
1834 to 1892
|Hailed as the "Prince of Preachers' in
his day, this English Baptist pastor built a church of over 10,000 members
in the late 1800s.
Baptist Dark Ages
|It was a time when the Baptists of America's
southlands devaluated the souls of men just because they were a different
1867 to 1944
|He was both a popular preacher of his
day while pastoring a church of over 7,700 members and also served as a
president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
1895 to 1980
|He was a Baptist evangelist, preacher,
sometimes controversial author, and founding editor of a great Baptist
publication--The Sword of the Lord.
1901 to 1975
|Known more for his great organizational
skills, this Baptist pastor founded a strong fellowship of churches and
served as the first president of their Bible college
? to 1996
|The tragic story of a tremendously gifted
pastor who challenged the wrong thinking of a large Baptist church but,
in the end, committed suicide.
1918 to Present
|This evangelist has preached the Gospel
to over 210 million people in more than 185 countries with hundreds of
millions more have been reached through television and film.
1927 to Present
|The Baptist church music director who
revolutionized gospel music in the 1960s and, thus, initiated a hot button
issue that is still argued to this day.
1926 to 2001
|This Baptist pastor led an Indiana church
to become the "World's Largest Sunday School" with over 100,000 members.
1929 to 1968
|Arrested upwards of twenty times and assaulted
at least four times, this Baptist pastor became the greatest leader in
the American Civil Rights Movement.
History of the Baptists
|This link will take you to what we consider
to be the most concise online history of the Baptists. Dr. John T.
Christian, Professor of Christian History at the Baptist Bible Institute
of New Orleans, provides a thorough history that goes beyond any other