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First Baptist Church Morganton NC front from rightFirst Baptist Church Morganton was organized in 1879 with eight charter members. A detailed study reveals scores of dedicated people - the real church - along with their contributions of time, talent, love, and money given to honor God and further His purposes. The work of dedicated pastors, of whom there have been twenty-two could fill volumes.

To this record of over 120 years of dedicated leadership, is added countless years of individual records of love and service by dedicated adults and young people, all comprising a precious testimony of Christian service to further the Lord’s kingdom in Morganton, North Carolina.


While believing that individual churches should be free, autonomous, independent bodies, First Baptist Church of Morganton, North Carolina recognizes the mutual helpfulness in collaborating with other organizations which have similar a commitment to Christian education, to the support of missions and evangelistic efforts, and to servant ministry to people in need.

First Baptist actively participates with the:

Individual members and church sponsored groups also engage in joint activities with other local, state, national, and international groups that seek to implement the missionary, educational, and benevolent interests and obligations of individual Christians and the collective church family.

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