Our Story

How it all started...

First Baptist Pinson has a long and interesting history. It is one of the oldest churches in the area. In 1816 a wagon train of people from South Carolina were traveling to Florida. When they cam through the area where the Tennessee Road and Georgia road crossed, the Anderson and Hagood families decided to leave the wagon train and make their home in the area. They named the place "Hagood's Crossroads" and became the first settlers in what is now Pinson.

In 1818 the founded the Oldsides Baptist Church which some say later became Enon Baptist Church. This was a story and a half log and board building. Some left and some members went to Cahaba Baptist Church in Trussville, which is now First Baptist Trussville. The church in Hagood's Cross Roads was abandoned and eventually fell down. No one knows how long the area was without a church and this is why it cannot be established, without a doubt, that First Baptist Pinson today is the same as that organized in 1818.

However, it is on record that six people, four ladies and two men, including members of the Anderson's and Hagood's,  returned from Cahaba Baptist Church and organized Salem Baptist Church in Hagood's Crossroads. The church was used as the first school in the area. This church which became First Baptist Pinson was organized in 1839 and it has had continuous service since then.

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