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First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church was organized on January 27, 1879 by 26 people who were meeting at Chapin’s Gall on NP Avenue.  Their first pastor was a supply pastor, Rev. George Vosburgh, who only stayed for a few months.  The church was incorporated on July 20, 1881 and a new building started in the summer of 1881.[1]First Baptist Church photo  Many involved in the divorce rush during the early 1890’s found a home at the church because of “the eloquence of Rev. Cook and the musical ability of his wife who directed the choir.”  When the topic of divorce came up in a sermon, the temporary members seemed to give little notice and still continued to attend the church.

Many involved in divorce rush during the early 1890’s found a home at the church because of “the eloquence of Rev. Cook and the musical ability of his wife who directed the choir.”  When the topic of divorce came up in a sermon, the temporary members seemed to give little notice and still continued to attend the church.[2]

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Heather Brinkman, Digital History 2012

[1] First Baptist Church. “Our Church Over the Years.”  Web. 30 Oct. 2012. <http://firstbaptistfargo.tripod.com/history.html>
[2] First Baptist Church, Fargo, N.D. 1978. History of First Baptist Church, Fargo, North Dakota, 1879-1979. Fargo, N.D.: The Church.

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