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FOUNDED BEFORE FREEDOM. 1749.

Rowan Baptist Church

Rowan Baptist Church organized in 1749 as Great Cohera General Baptist Church, by Reverend Edward Brown. Brown was the first minister, and served from 1749-1783. Rowan was known to be the first Baptist Church between Smithfield and Wilmington, NC.

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OUR PREACHERS 1749-PRESENT

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Clay Carter

2016-present

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N. Ray Phillips

2003-2015

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Gregory A. Day

1997-2001

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Karl Pittard

1994-1996

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Richard Moretz

1990-1992

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C. Michael Shook

1979-1989

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D. Dana Scrivner

1975-1976

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Millard M. Johnson

1952-1974

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Roy R. McCulloch

1947-1952

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E. Sumpter Morgan

1944-1947

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Edward A. Walker

1940-1944

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E.C. Chamblee

1938-1940

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H.G. Bryant

1935-1937

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W.R. Beach

1928-1934

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N.D. Blackman

1924-1928

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N.E. Gresham

1923

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A.L. Turner

1920-1923

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E.L. Weston

1916-1919

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B.F. Deloache

1910-1915

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Jesse Martin Page

1906-1910

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J.D. Larkins

1902-1906

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J.J. Douglas

1900-1902

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O.P. Meeks

1892-1897

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G.S. Best

1889-1892

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W.H. Howard

1886-1889

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J.O. Tew

1882-1886

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J.W. Bell

1879-1882

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W.H. Howard

1877-1878

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H.J. Duncan

1875-1877

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Alfred Guy

1871-1872

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W.H. Howard

1870

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G.S. Best

1857-1861

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William Kennedy

1854-1857

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Lewis Johnson

1852

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George Wallace

1851

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Stephen Senter

1849

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Jerry Howell

1847-1848

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S.F. Williams

1846

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Stephen Senter

1845-1846

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J.W. West

1844-1845

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D.L. Williams

1836-1844

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George Brown

1831-1836

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Joshua Sikes

1790-1808

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William Cooper

1786-1790

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Fleet Cooper

1785-1786

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Edward Brown

1749-1783