Fayette in Jefferson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
The Baptist Record
One of the many privately-owned Baptist newspapers circulating in Mississippi in the mid-to late-nineteenth century, the Mississippi Baptist Record was founded in 1877 in the Clinton residence of Civil War veteran J.B. Gambrell. In August 1898, the Mississippi Baptist State Convention moved to end widespread confusion over the official source of Baptist news in the state by purchasing and consolidating the remaining Baptist newspapers still in existence, and retaining The Baptist Record as the name of the new entity. The Plan of Organization and Action contained within the Constitution of the Mississippi Baptist Convention, successor to the Mississippi Baptist State Convention, establishes The Baptist Record as the "official organ of the Convention and Convention Board for publication of Baptist and world religious news, the dissemination of Baptist doctrines, the creation of goodwill toward the denomination, and the promotion of the work of the Convention and the Convention Board." The Baptist Record reaches into nearly every Mississippi Baptist home and enjoys one of the highest circulation rates of any publication in the state of Mississippi. In addition, it is the third-largest news journal in the Southern Baptist Convention. From tiny hamlets on the other side of the world to the largest metropolitan churches in Mississippi,
J.B. Gambrell (1841-1921)
Scout for General Robert E. Lee
in Civil War
Founded The Baptist Record
in Clinton in 1877
Pastor, Clinton Baptist Church
1877-1881 and 1888-1890
Elected Pres. Mercer University
Pres. SBC 1917-1921
Erected by Mississippi Baptist Historical Commission.
Location. 31° 39.405′ N, 91° 8.167′ W. Marker is in Fayette, Mississippi, in Jefferson County. Marker is on U.S. 61 one mile south of Stampley Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fayette MS 39069, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baptist Building (here, next to this marker); Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, Inc. (here, next to this marker); Conference Ministries (a few steps from this marker); Baptist Churches Constituted After Territory Acquired By U.S.A. (a few steps from this marker); Organization of Baptist Churches in Mississippi Richard Curtis, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Beginning of the First Baptist Church in Mississippi (a few steps from this marker); Mississippi- Fertile Ground for Leadership Development (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayette.
More about this marker. Located in the Mississippi Baptist Beginnings roadside display.
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