Harmony Baptist Church – Fairfax, South Carolina


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The congregation of Harmony Baptist Church formed in Fairfax in 1830, with members holding services in a brush arbor, as was typical of early churches prior to the construction of a meetinghouse. The church formally organized in 1878 and was given the official name of Harmony Baptist Church by charter member Sarah Gooding.

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Harmony Baptist became part of the Savannah River Association of Baptist Churches, an organization formed in 1813. This meeting house-style building was constructed in 1880 on land donated by member Josiah Loadholt. In 1899 it joined with three other local churches – Salkehatchie Baptist, Bethlehem Baptist, and Bethel Baptist – to form a pastoral field in which a single pastor would preach to members of all four churches twice a month, rotating church buildings. Today Harmony Baptist Church is affiliated with nearby Varnville Baptist Church, both of which belong to the Southern Baptist Convention.

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Address: 1636 Jenny's Road, Fairfax, SC 29827

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