The original First Baptist Church was opened it’s doors August 13, 1891 behind it’s current location on the corner of Fountain Ave and Third Street. The current building was completed August 15, 1912. On March 7, 1933 a fire gutted all but the old walls but the church was rebuilt and still continues strong today. This church is where I got to know the Hazen family that owned the old dairy farm beside what is now Trader Horn. Mrs Hazen was one of the nicest and most caring people I have been lucky enough to have had the oppurtunity to meet.
I can list the history of the church in Ellwood City, list the date the locations were built like I did above, list the pastors, so on and so on. However that is not really what this site was started for. I am looking for MEMORIES. Funny stories, touching stories, you know, the good stuff. Stories like the time the shepard had toilet paper stuck to his foot in the Christmas play, the memories of the children that grew up in the church, or the entire church coming together as one to help another. If you have a story you would like to share about First Baptist Church, please email me at email@example.com or share you memories in the comments section at the bottom of this post.
Post Originally Published Feb 18, 2009