First Church Building 1908

The beginnings…
Spruce Pine First Baptist Church had its beginnings in the early 1900s. Elder L. H. Green filed a report with the Baptist Association. In 1903 Associational Missionary recommended the Association looks after the Baptist interest in Spruce Pine, and 1904 was the year that Reverend L. H. Green continued to serve as that Missionary. He saw the need for a Missionary to remain in Spruce Pine.

In 1907 in Nat Riddle’s Shoe Shop, a group of folks from the area began plans for a church.

May 28, 1908, Property was purchased from John L. English, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. English, and Varina English on Bridge Street for $100.00 to erect the first church building.

September 17, 1908, the Mitchell Baptist Association in the morning session at Silver Chapel Church, the motion was made to accept Spruce Pine Church be admitted to the Association. They were admitted, and L. A. Berry and J. W. Pitman were shown as delegates. Rev. Steven Greene was the first pastor from 1908-1909.