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Conway Baptist Church (Conway, N.C.) Records

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Biographical and Historical Note

On August 26, 1905, thirty men and three women met in the public school building to consider the possibility of providing a place of worship for the village of Conway. After several meetings, on October 9, 1905, Reverend C. W. Scarboro, D. Cale, A. T. Howell, R. T. White, and the Baptists in the vicinity of Conways met in the schoolhouse and organized a Baptist Church. Rev. Cale was elected moderator and J. W. Martin Secretary. After an appropriate opening, letters were presented from frormer members of Roberts Chapel, Potecasi, Murfreesboro, and Galatia churches. C. W. Scarboro declines the pastorate but consented to serve until a pastor could be secured. The first pastor called by the church was the Rev. Jesse McCarter who began his pastorate in February, 1906, just out of Wake Forest College.

Association Membership: West Chowan 1905-

Pastors: C. W. Scarboro (Int.) 1905-1906; Jesse McCarter 1906 (9 mos.); W. B. Woof 1906-1914; Jesse Blalock 1915-1918; C. W. Scarboro (Int.) 1918; J. W. Downey 1919-1924; A. W. H. Jones 1924-1930; W. R. Burrell 1931-1934; J. C. Owen 1934-1935; J. H. Bunn 1935-1941; Lonnie Sasser 1941-1961; Donald J. Dunlap 1961- 1966; Russell L. Wimmer 1966-

Cemetery/ Records/ Dates: Yes

Histories: Davis, Mrs. E. P., History of Conway Baptist Church, 1930. 8p. White, Mrs. Rufus Jennings, History of Conway Baptist Church, 1905-1953. 16 (1) p.

Collection Overview

Records consists of minutes of church conferences from August 26, 1905 to September 21, 1952 including articles of faith; the church covenant; rules of decorum, a 1965 membership roll; and Woman's Missionary Society records, 1908-1914.

Digitized materials from this collection are available in Z. Smith Reynolds Library Digital Collections.

Collection Inventory

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
Conway Baptist Church (Conway, N.C.) Records
ID
MS742
Date [inclusive]
1905-1964
Extent
2.5 Linear Feet  2 oversize boxes

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Revision Description
 Revised by Katie Lawrence, Olivia Field 2018 November, 2020
Copyright Notice
The nature of the WFU Z.Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. 
Copyright Notice
The nature of the WFU Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. 
Preferred Citation
Conway Baptist Church (Conway, N.C.) Records (MS742), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

Subject(s)

Conway Baptist Church (Conway, N.C.) (CRMF582), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives.

Digitized materials from this collection are available in Z. Smith Reynolds Library Digital Collections.

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