1. I am a descendant of elder James Courtney

  2. I have served as Pastor of Flint River for the past decade. Thank you for sharing a portion of her history! Here is a page with some further reading about the history: http://flintriverpbc.org/about/our-church-history

    Interestingly enough, I had the privilege of visiting the Sandy Creek Church grounds in NC a couple of weeks ago. It’s the mother church to over 1000 congregations in the Southeast, and Flint River is a “grandchild” to her. Sandy Creek was founded in 1755!! I shot some video while I was there and posted it to our church Facebook page and to Youtube. You will DEFINITELY find it interesting. Their building from 1809 remains to this day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urVL_fotV_Y

    Thanks again!

  3. I have been told that my G-G-Grandfather, James Edwin Scott, founded Rock Springs Baptist Church on Scott Mountain in Choctaw County in the early decades of the 1800s. J.E. Scott is buried in the Scott Cemetery atop Scott Mountain a few miles from the cemetery and across the road from the initial site of the old Rock Springs Church.
    Thank you for your good and scholarly work documenting and memorializing our regional history.
    My brother, David Giles Scott (83), (Cuba & Mobile) and I still own our parents’ farm site, now a tree-farm, south of Hinton, AL, on West Mountain above Okatuppa Creek, about a mile east of the Mississippi line.

  4. Still attend there today!

  5. Our church is Cahaba Valley Baptist Church in Bibb county Alabama it was Est. in June of 1817(as Carlton Hill) this June we are having our 200th Bicentennial Homecoming. We still use the same one-room church as our Sanctuary though it has been built around on three sides. The doors of this church have never been closed we are down to a few people and 1 service a week(and are praying for more) but the word of God still flows and the spirit is still strong. We would love to have you visit any Sunday Morning or on homecoming.

    1. Please send directions and dates for June. I would love to attend.

  6. Little further south, my 4x great grandfather and proof this apple rolled a little further from the proverbial tree. http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/ALAUTAUG/2008-01/1201085016

  7. The oldest Missionary Baptist Church in Alabama was organized June 3, 1809 as the West Fork of Flint River Church in Madison County. It was first named Enon Baptist Church. Later moved to Huntsville and became First Baptist Church.