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BAGDAD VILLAGE HISTORIC DISTRICT

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES    -    SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FL 

New Providence

Missionary Baptist Church  

 New Providence

Missionary Baptist Church

In 1868, New Providence Church, now named New Providence Missionary Baptist Church, constructed their first church building.  The building was made of heart pine and is believed to be the oldest African-American Church in existence in Santa Rosa County.

The  Church  was  built  during  a  very  important era  in  the  history  of  African-American  religion in Florida. At that time, African-American  communities were beginning to establish themselves and function independently. 

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In 1987, the historic building was replaced with a new brick church which stands today on those same grounds.  The congregation donated the original historic structure to the Bagdad Village Preservation Association.  The building now serves as the Historic Bagdad Village Museum

New Providence Missionary Baptist Church invites those to come and worship with family and friends, and continue the rich heritage of this congregation and its work. 

 4175 Popcorn Rd., Bagdad, FL  32530 

Rev. Ralph Fitzgerald Lindsey

850-981-1313

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