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Pilot Mountain Baptist Church (Pilot Mountain, N.C.) records

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Biographical and Historical Note

The history of this church is a bit confusing because even in its own records, its name is unclear. This church alternately calls itself Pilot Mountain Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, and the First Baptist Church of Pilot Mountain. By whatever name, Pilot Mountain Baptist Church appears to have been founded in 1892.

Collection Overview

Microfilm contains the minutes for Pilot Mountain First Baptist Church of Surry County for the years 1892-1899 and 1944-1962. It also contains the constitution, rules of decorum, church covenant, and articles of faith under which the church was founded in 1892. The minutes include information on accounts, membership, and a variety of letters, including the church's "Uniform Associational Letters" from the 1940s. Additionally, an examination of the records shows the many changes that occur in the life of a church. For example, letters and minutes from the 1960s indicate that the church was undergoing a period of expansion and reinvention. At this time, meetings were held to create a new church constitution and new bylaws to replace the older ones from 1892.

Collection Inventory

  • Minutes 1 (1892-1899) (Contains the minutes for the period from 1892 to 1899. It also contains the church's constitution, rules of decorum, covenant, articles of faith, accounts, and church roll for the same period.)
  • Minutes 2 (1960-1962) (Contains the minutes for the period from 1960-1962. Also contains lists of baptisms and deaths for the same period, as well as a variety of letters.)
  • Minutes 3 (1944-1962) (Contains the minutes for the periof from 1944 to 1962. It also contains the budgets and "Uniform Associational Letters" from this period.)

Summary Information

Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Pilot Mountain Baptist Church (Pilot Mountain, N.C.).
Pilot Mountain Baptist Church (Pilot Mountain, N.C.) records
1.0 microfilm reel(s)  35 mm; positive
Microform [Reel]

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2014
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for researchers. 
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Preferred Citation
Pilot Mountain Baptist Church (Pilot Mountain, N.C.) records, CRMF172, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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