First Baptist Church, Randleman, NC traces its beginning back to a group of twelve individuals interested in organizing a Baptist Church in their community. The community had been developed around a textile mill and was known in those days by serveral different titles, "Union Factory, Pleasant Grove, and Randleman's Factory".
On June 18, 1879, John H. Ferree generously gave the site for the erection of the church for the Baptists. The value of the property in 1879 was $ 800. In it's beginning the church was called Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and struggled to complete its building, but a faithful band kept working away. The perseverance of the people paid off, and on the fifth Sunday in July, 1882 the church was constituted with 18 members.
The building, as it stands today, was completed on September 9, 1979 is distinct among Baptist churches in this area for its gothic style and beauty. The stained glass windows tell the story of Christ from his nativity to His ascension. Outside the main entrance is a hand holding the torch, symbolizing Christ as the Light of the World.
We are an autonomous Southern Baptist Church, affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention and the Randolph Baptist Association. We are conservative in doctrine, expository in preaching, and loving in relationships.
This is truly, a place where everyone is welcome and no one is a stranger. We invite you to visit us and let us show you that we care about you.
First Baptist of Randleman
There is still much to our story.
To be true to our calling to be the people of God and spread the good news of Christ, we must continue to reach out to the people in our midst and show them how our Lord can save and heal and make them whole. There is still much to our story. For strength for the difficult days, we can look back to the founders of this church and take heart. For a living inspiration and challenge we can look to our living Lord, Jesus Christ, claiming His promise: "lo, I am with you always." It is the same Lord who said to the people and they came and working in the house of the Lord of hosts, their God." Haggai 1:14