Friendship Baptist Church

Friendship Baptist Church (HM138M)

Location: Columbus, GA 31901 Muscogee County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 27.742', W 84° 59.101'

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Founded in 1892 at 4th Avenue and 6th Street, the church moved to its permanent home here in January of 1897. The first minister was Rev. J. S. Kelsey, who served the church from 1897-1901. The present building was completed under his leadership. It was enlarged and improved during the long ministry of Rev. R. K. Paschel, 1901-1944. A dream of Rev. Paschel was realized in 1950 with the completion of the educational annex named in his honor. Four other pastors served during the church's first century: A. W. Fortson, 1944-1968; W. H. Smith, 1968-1974; James H. Carter, 1974-1978; and Emmett S. Aniton, Jr., 1979-present. "In this church on the corner, everybody is somebody."
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HM NumberHM138M
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Year Placed1992
Placed ByHistoric Chattahoochee Commission and the Friendship Baptist Church
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 5:44am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 689381 N 3593475
Decimal Degrees32.46236667, -84.98501667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.742', W 84° 59.101'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 44.52" N, 84° 59' 6.06" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 831 6th Ave, Columbus GA 31901, US
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