According to The History of Jackson County, the first church on this site was consecrated on October 1878. A fire, which evidently started in the furnace room, destroyed the building on November 16, 1949. Construction of the present couch began immediately but was completed until 1953. In the decades since, there have been many additions, such as a new educational wing added to the church in 1969.

1920: First Baptist Church

1920s: hand-tinted postcard

1930: view up Peachtree Street after the church was painted white

Late 1930s: side view of the church and Peachtree Street

Late 1930s: postcard

1950: postcard view of the new church building