St. Paul Original Free Will Baptist Church
1020 Cedar Street
Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909
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We always welcome visitors and new members!!!
- Located in Elizabeth City,
North Carolina, St Paul Original Free Will Baptist
is a family oriented church that has been serving
the lord for over 80 years.
- Named after Paul Palmer,
founder of the first Free Will Baptist church
in North Carolina, St. Paul Original Free Will Baptist
was founded in August 1921. At that time, the congregation
was meeting at an old store building on Hughs Blvd.
(Hwy. 17). One year later, in 1922, the church bought
a piece of property on Parsonage Street, and
constructed the first church building.
The church thrived on Parsonage
St. for 2 years with only part time pastors. Finally, in
1924 the church received its first full time pastor
as the church congregation continued to grow.
- After 21 years on Parsonage
St., the church moved locations in 1943 in an
even trade with the Salvation Army Church. The
church stayed at that location for 8 years until
a need for a bigger, and more modern building was
needed. In 1951, the need for an upgrade was fulfilled
with the construction of a brand new building at
1020 Cedar Street. That location is where St. Paul
Original Free Will Baptist Church resides
St. Paul Free Will Baptist is
the only Free Will Baptist Church in the Elizabeth City
area. The church congregation now has over 70 members
and is continuing to grow in size and in spirit. With a devoted
pastor and its family orientation, St. Paul Free Will Baptist
is a great place of worship for any family or individual.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting
life (John 3:16)
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