The Knobbscreek Church, the forerunner of Elizabeth City First Baptist Church, was organized in 1786 along Knobbs Creek, a large navigable creek that enters the Pasquotank River just north of the narrows; the site of the church was supposedly in the vicinity of the present US 17 bridge. The congregation of Knobbscrook Baptist Church became Elizabeth City’s first formally organized church when it relocated to their present West Main Street site in 1805-1806. The name was changed to Elizabeth City Baptist Church in 1815, enjoyed considerable growth, and erected a new structure in 1847; it was replaced in 1889 by the structure that is still used by the congregation.
If you would like to read about our history, you can access A.H. Outlaw’s Book, History, First Baptist Church, Elizabeth City, N.C., 1786 – 1961 by clicking on the book below. NOTE: This link will redirect you from our website. It can also be downloaded to various formats including Kindle. See the left hand side of the screen.
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