Baptist

The first Baptist Church was organized in 1801.

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The third church denomination to come to Newark were the Baptists. Officially the First Baptist (Peddie Memorial) Church was the original Baptist Church. This is because the Elizabeth Avenue (Lyons Farms) Baptist Church was located on land that was not part of Newark until 1902. New Jersey Baptists developed from its original church to Newark in this manner: The first church was established in Middletown, Monmouth County in 1667. The Piscataway Baptist Church (the land is now in Edison, Middlesex County) was organized in 1686. The Scotch Plains Baptist Church was formed in 1747 from the Piscataway Church. The Lyons Farms Baptist Church was formed from the Scotch Plains Baptist Church in 1769. The First Baptist Church of Newark was formed from the Lyons Farms Baptist Church in 1801.

Name Organized Closed/Existed After
Beacon Street Baptist 1879 1886
Belmont Ave. Baptist (German) 1874 1892
Bethany Baptist (Afro-American) 1871 Present
Clinton Ave. Baptist 1897 <1940>
Clinton Hill Baptist <1920> <1940>
Elizabeth Ave./(Lyons Farms) Baptist April 16, 1769 <1940>
Emanuel Baptist 1894 <1940>
Fairmount Baptist/(Fifth Baptist) June 29, 1860 <1940>
First Baptist/(Peddie Memorial) June 6, 1801 Present
First Ebenezer Baptist 1860 1866
First German Baptist September 7, 1849 <1915>
First Hopewell Missionary Baptist Unknown Unknown
First Italian Baptist <1908> <1911>
Fourth/Fifth Baptist(Fifth Baptist, 1869) 1855 <1915>
Galilee (Afro-American) Baptist Church 1896 <1940>
Hopewell Baptist <1925> Present
Macedonia Baptist Church <2003> Unknown
Mount Olivet Baptist <1890> <1911>
Mount Pleasant Baptist (Afro-American) November, 1867 <1940>
Mount Zion Baptist (Afro-American) April 7, 1878 Present
Pilgrim Baptist March 8, 1868, 1899 December 28, 1871, 1902
Roseville Baptist October 18, 1871 <1940>
Salem Baptist 1843 1844
Second Baptist bef. 1835 1846
Sherman Avenue Baptist December 28, 1871 1897
Smyrna Baptist Church 1948 Present
South Baptist February 18, 1850 <1940>
Tabernacle Baptist <1900> <1906>
Temple Baptist <1900> <1900>
Third Baptist/(North) July 26, 1854 <1915>
Twelfth Ward Baptist/(Second German) 1875 <1920>

Baptist Church Resources

Resource Where Found
One hundred fifty years' history of the First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church, Newark, New Jersey. 1801-1951. [S.l. : s.n.], 1951. 28 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm. Rutgers NB Special Collections CALL NUMBER 1)BX6480.N532F
The First Italian Baptist Church and Community House, Newark, New Jersey : fiftieth anniversary celebration, February 23 to March 2, 1941. [Newark, N.J. : The Church, 1941] [12] p. : ill., ports ; 24 cm. Rutgers NB Special Collections CALL NUMBER 1)BX6249.N6N48 1941