Marker [002]
First Baptist Church Of Bells
(US 69 south, Bells)


Originally known as the Bell Plain Baptist Church, this congregation was organized in 1879 at the home of J. A. I.indsay. The first services were conducted in the Bailey Junction schoolhouse by the Rev. Isaac Reed. In 1884, soon after the school building burned, the members constructed a sanctuary on property donated by A. T. Wilson They worshipped there as the Baptist Church of Christ until about 1896, when high winds destroyed the structure. Later that year the congregation built a chapel at this location. The present sanctuary was completed in 1954.