Reverend J.A. Duncan and 27 charter members organized the Wolfe Mill Baptist Church in 1882 and met in the Bethlehem Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Their first building was destroyed by a wind storm in 1884. The church rebuilt on the corner or Preston and Franklin streets. You can see the original church building’s bell at the new site.
In 1888, the town changed its name to Wolfe City. The church changed its name to First Baptist Church in 1931.
The church’s hope, vision and prayer is that it might be fully committed to God and unconditionally available to Him as His servant. After 100+ years, not only is First Baptist Church still around, but is also enjoying continued growth!