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Our History

Founded in 1859, First Baptist Church of Muncie has a long history of serving God and our neighbor in the Muncie community.

See highlights of our history below.

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Beginnings - 1859

On September 10, 1859 twelve Indiana residents, meeting at the county courthouse, founded the first Baptist Church in Muncie.

On September 10, 1859, twelve Indiana residents, four men and eight women, became the charter members of the Baptist Church in Muncie, Indiana, a community of 1700 residents. The small town boasted three other churches at the time: Methodist, Presbyterian, and Universalist. The organizational meeting for the Baptist Church had been held in the county courthouse, and for the next two and a half years the church continued to hold its services there using only one courtroom and having services once a month.

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