Pastor Rocky Bradford
SERVICE TIMES:
9:45 am - Sunday School
11am - Sunday Worship
 6 pm - Sunday Evening
 7 pm - Wednesday Evening
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company History of Sale Creek First Baptist Church
    The history of the Sale Creek First Baptist Church is one of the most romantic of any in this entire community.  In the latter part of the 1800s, a group of Welsh people settled in Sale Creek, Tennessee.  David R. Griffith, William Lloyd, William Richards, Harrell Davis, David Thomas, Daniel Thomas, Thomas P. Lewis, and Thomas Price organized a church and built a building in approximately 1882-85 and named it The Welsh Union Church.  The Welsh people sang their songs, gave their Sunday school lessons, and delivered their messages in their own native language.  The church has some of the old Welsh Bibles in its possession today.  A large Bible presented to the church in 1882 before the building was built is also in the Church's possession.  A New Testament was left at the church by a child in 1895 and was discovered during the remodeling of the building some time ago.
     
     Years later, as God called the old Saints home and the younger ones moved away, the church became the home of Sale Creek Presbyterian Church.  In the 1920s both the Sale Creek Presbyterian and Baptist congregations shared the building.  Both groups attended church in separate services.  In 1926, the Presbyterians moved to their present location and the building became occupied solely by Sale Creek Baptist.  On November 29, 1931, Sunday school was first organized, and the church itself was reorganized in March 1932.  In 1970 the church's name was changed to its present name of Sale Creek First Baptist.

     Many renovations have been made to the original building.  In 1945-46 the building was remodeled, adding a Sunday school annex and a Baptismal pool.  In 1956-57 the auditorium was remodeled and new siding added on the outside.  In 1976 a fellowship hall was added and new pews were purchased for the auditorium.  In 1982 a new educational building was erected and the Baptismal replaced.  In 1990-91 extensive renovations were done, including new gold stained windows, window treatments for the fellowship hall and Sunday school rooms, along with bricking the outside of the building.

Photos of the New Testament mentioned above.

Welsh Bible

Welsh Bible

Welsh Bible