The history of Edgefield Baptist Church is an interesting one. It all
began in 1870, directly after the Civil War, when a few Christian
ex-slaves decided to organize a church. The first sermon was preached
on a large rock. Later, services were held under a brush arbor
approximately one hundred feet from the rock. Some years later, after
the donation of an acre of land, the members built a church off of
Highway 54 in Fayetteville, Georgia at the edge of a field. That is how
the church received its current name, “EDGEFIELD”.
The above is only a sampling of the history of Edgefield Baptist
Church. The complete history is long and rich. God is doing a great
work in Edgefield. “Eyes hath not seen, nor ear heard,
neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath
prepared for them that love Him.” (I Corinthians 2:9)
We believe there is one God eternally existing in three persons: God
the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Holy Bible is God's written revelation to man, and
that it is verbally inspired, authoritative, and without error in the
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless
life, miracles, and death on the cross to provide for our redemption,
bodily resurrection and ascension into Heaven, present ministry of
intercession for us, and His return to Earth in power and glory.
We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, that He
performs the miracle of new birth in unbelievers,
and indwells believers enabling them to live godly lives.
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but because of
sin, was alienated from God. Only through faith, trusting in Christ
alone for salvation, which was made possible by His death and
resurrection, can that alienation be removed.
We are the salt of the earth, effecting a positive change, as we let
our light shine that others may see a city on a hill that cannot be
hidden. Because we believe in an active faith, we seek to meet the
spiritual as well as the physical needs of the people in our community.
The cornerstone of our mission is to proclaim the gospel of our Lord
and Savior Jesus Christ for kingdom building.
"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel
to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved;
but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow
them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall
speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink
any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the
sick, and they shall recover." (Mark 16:15-18)