First Baptist Church

Registered Site L1656

First Baptist Church

On April 12, 1839, eight people met in the Leslie schoolhouse and organized the First Baptist Church. Elijah K. Grout, a charter member, became the church's first pastor in November 1841. Between 1856 and 1858 this church, the first built in Leslie, was constructed. In 1887-1888 the building was raised, and a basement was built. The exterior was then clad with brick giving the building its present Gothic Revival appearance. In 1966 a wooden cross replace the church's spire.
photo of First Baptist Church

Erected 1991

Location: 204 East Bellevue
Leslie, Ingham County

Baptist Churches

Latitude: 42.451053, Longitude: -84.433439

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