Springfield Baptist Church, Hawkinsville

Springfield Baptist is among the oldest African-American congregations in Hawkinsville, dating to just after the Civil War, circa 1865. The cornerstone for the present church building dates to 1957, during the pastorate of Dr. J. F. Glover. I believe this may actually indicate when the brick was added to an earlier structure, judging by the architecture. Deacons at the time were L. B. Slappey, J. Stuckey, M. Nichols, M. L. Clark, and A. Grace. J. L. Bozeman was Chairman of the Trustees, and the board included G. Love, O. L. Barnes, N. Williams, S. Tharpe, R. Young, and W. Anderson.


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