About Us

First Baptist Church of Lebanon Springs is a family of believers in Jesus Christ, firmly dedicated to preaching and teaching the truths of the Word of God. Our church meets on Sundays and Wednesdays to worship God in songs, hymns, and spiritual songs, inspirational preaching, creative teaching, and engaging fellowship. Our Sunday morning services are a great opportunity to worship with others and be motivated to live a more Godly life through the messages from the pulpit.

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Whether you have never been to church, you’ve been hundreds of times or you are returning from a long absence we invite you to get to know us here at First Baptist Church of Lebanon Springs and more importantly, to have a saving knowledge in Jesus Christ. We invite you to have a look around our website, learn more about us and begin to discover what God has in store for you!

We hope to see you soon!

The Rich History of First Baptist Church of Lebanon Springs

The following is an excerpt from Captain Franklin Ellis, written in 1878:

Historic Lebanon Springs

Baptist preaching was held in New Lebanon, before 1776, by Rev. Joseph Meacham, who organized a church soon after.  Upon Meacham’s joining the Shakers in 1780, many of his members followed him, and the Baptist church was practically disbanded.  In 1820, Elder Nathaniel Otis began him missionary work in this locality, and succeeded in forming a society, March 10, 1825.  The trustees chosen were Paul Shumway, Jeremiah Gillet, Spencer Carr, Hampton C. Babcock, A. Brown, Henry Hull, George Landon, Henry Stanton, and William N. Bentley.

The church was formally recognize June 1, 1826, at a council called for this purpose, which assembled at “Columbia Hall.”  The constituent membership of the new body were Elder Richmond

Historic Columbia Hall

Taggart, Henry Hull, William N. Bentley, Aroin Wood, Ephraim Pierce, Sylvester Smith, Spencer Carr, William Kendall, William Webster, Israel Clark, and twelve females. 

November 23, 1826, Warren Merrill and wife were baptized and joined the church, being the first to receive that holy rite.

A plain meeting-house was erected at Lebanon Springs in 1827, which was rebuilt in 1868, at a cost of $6000.  It is very neatly finished and presents a fine appearance.

Moving into the future.

It is with great excitement that we look to the future of First Baptist Church of Lebanon Springs.  Today, FBC Lebanon Springs is still fulfilling the Great Commission and looking to be a lighthouse to  the town of New Lebanon, Columbia County, Berkshire County, and beyond.