First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church of Springfield, Oregon was organized by the authority of Duke Street Missionary Baptist Church of Portland, Oregon on January 9th, 1960.
Duke Street Missionary Baptist Church later changed her name to Hillcrest Missionary Baptist Church and moved to Oregon City, Oregon.
Duke Street Missionary Baptist Church was organized by the authority of Lobster Valley Missionary Baptist Church on May 30th, 1958. Brother Elmore Harty was the missionary.
Lobster Valley Missionary Baptist Church was organized by the authority of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church of Sacramento, California in 1957. Brother Guy S. Martin was the missionary.
Landmark Missionary Baptist Church of Sacramento was organized by the authority of Woodbridge Missionary Baptist Church of Woodbridge, California in 1952.
Woodbridge Missionary Baptist Church was organized by the authority of Riverbank Missionary Baptist Church of Riverbank, California on July 27th, 1950.
Riverbank Missionary Baptist Church was organized by the authority of First Missionary Baptist Church of Salinas, California on May 19th, 1940.
First Missionary Baptist Church of Salinas, first organized as Hebron Heights Missionary Baptist Church, was organized by the authority of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Caldwell, Idaho on August 11th, 1935. Brother R. Y. Blalock was the missionary.
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Caldwell was organized by the authority of Meridian Baptist Church of Meridian, Idaho on January 30th, 1927.
Meridian Baptist Church was organized by the authority of Cloverdale Baptist Church in Cloverdale, Oregon, in the spring of 1924. Cloverdale Baptist Church endorsed Brother Blalock upon him leaving in November of 1923. Letters were granted from Cloverdale for the Meridian Church. Brother Blalock continued his correspondence with the Cloverdale Church throughout the 1930’s showing his endorsement for missionary work done through the authority of the Cloverdale Church.
Cloverdale Church was organized as First Nestucca Bay Baptist Church of Christ by the authority of Mt. Hebo Baptist Church of Hebo, Oregon on April 10th, 1897.
Mt. Hebo Baptist Church was organized by the authority of Fairview Baptist Church of Fairview, Oregon in the spring of 1893. Brother William Bailey, then pastor of Fairview, led in the organization of Mt. Hebo.
In February 1891, First Dallas Baptist Church dismissed several members for the purpose of organizing the church at Fairview.
First Dallas Baptist Church was organized by the authority of LaCreole Baptist Church in 1856.
LaCreole Baptist Church was organized by the authority of West Union Baptist Church on July 18th, 1846. In 1845, West Union voted to authorize her pastor, Brother Vincent Snelling, to baptize and organize churches by her authority.
West Union Baptist Church was organized May 25th, 1944 with the missionary Baptists hat had traveled the Oregon Trail before it was really a “trail.” These brethren endured great hardships to come to the West in 1843. Brother David T. Lenox, coming from Todd’s Creek Baptist Church in Missouri, insisted that the wagon train stop every Sunday for prayer, Bible study and meditation. Though there was opposition to this because of lost time in the trek, the leader of the wagon train recognized Brother Lenox’s dedication to God and declared that they would need God on their side if they were going to survive this trip! The train did not travel on the Lord’s day. Brother Lenox led in the organization of West Union Baptist Church in his home. The Beagles and Henry Sewell also joined in the organization of the church by letter. All these letters were received just a few months after they were organized. Their daughter was saved sometime early in their coming to Oregon. However, she was not baptized and did not join the Church until Brother Vincent Snelling arrived almost a year later. Authority of Christ through the church and the Biblical order of Christ’s doctrines were very important to Brother Lenox as we can see by his life choices.
Todd’s Creek Baptist Church was organized by the authority of Mt Zion Church in Missouri in 1837.
Mt. Zion Church was organized by the authority of Providence Church in Warren County, Kentucky. This Church was in the Warren Association of Baptist Churches in Kentucky. The Churches of the Warren Association all came out of the Philadelphia Association of Churches.
The Philadelphia Association of Churches began in 1707. The Churches that began fellowshipping together in this Association came directly from Wales. Some Churches came across as a body, having voted as a Church to move to the New Land. See additional information on the Philadelphia Association
Elder John Clarke came from England and organized Newport Baptist Church in Rhode Island, the first Baptist Church in America, in AD 1638. (J. R. Graves, First Baptist Church in America, pg, 13)
Elder H. Roller came directly from Hill Cliffe Baptist Church, Wales, England to the Philadelphia Association. There is a stone in the cemetery at Hill Cliff stating that the cemetery was founded in 1357. Note that this well pre-dates the Protestant reformation. True Baptists are not (nor have they ever been) Protestant.
The Hill Cliffe Church was organized by Brother Aaron Arlington in 987. Lima Piedmont Church ordained Brother Arlington in 940 and set him out.
Lima Piedmont Church was organized by Balcolao in 812. Balcolao came from the Church at Titmo, Asia Minor.
Titmo Church was organized by Brother Archer Flavin in 738. Brother Flavin came from the Darethea Church which was organized by Andromicus in Asia Minor in 671.
Andromicus came from the Pontifossi Church which was at the foot of the French Alps. Pontifossi Church was organized by Tellestman from Turan, Italy in 398.
Turan Church was organized by Tertullan from Bing Joy, Africa in 237.
Tertullan was a member of the Partus Church at the foot of the Tiber, which was organized by Polycarp in 150.
Polycarp was baptized by John the Beloved on December 25th, 95.
John was called out by Jesus on the seashores of Galilee and ordained as Apostle. He worked under the authority of Jesus Christ that He granted the Jerusalem Church.
See what the Bible has to say about Church lineage