Charleston, S.C., is home to many of the oldest congregations in the country, including Southern Baptists. First Baptist Church, Charleston, is of particular interest to Baptists as the earliest Baptist church in the South. First, Charleston, was organized Sept. 25, 1682, in Kittery, Maine, under the sponsorship of First Baptist Church of Boston.  Late in 1696, the pastor, William Screven,…
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