Free Baptist Church of Mars Hill, 1896-

With Mars Hill Mountain looming in the background, the first Baptist Church to be built in Mars Hill Village, had her cornerstone laid on a Wednesday morning, August 19, 1896. Rev. G.G. Haynes was pastor for three years. He was followed by: G.M Park, B.C. Cox, Mrs. M. Park and Mrs. C.C. Clark. In 1907, Rev. F.W. Sabean was the pastor. In the 40’s and 50’s, the Rev. Earl Beal pastored the church.

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