St. Clair Heritage & History

If you wish to submit historical information, please email Joe Whitten at whitten93@gmail.com.  You may call our offices for Mr. Whitten's phone contact information.

 

The St. Clair Baptist Association was known as the Cahaba Valley Baptist Association until 1898. The Cahaba Valley Baptist Association held its first meeting in 1867. You may find a copy of the third meeting's minutes (1869) and other meetings here.

Below is the first listing of pastors and churches in the renamed "St. Clair Baptist Association" from 1889.

We are indebted to Joe Whitten, Deacon at First Baptist Church, Springville, Alabama for these historical articles. 

"A History of Macedonia #2--Ragland"- Joe Whitten

"Manoah Yarbrough House and Farm"--Published with Permission of Discover St. Clair Magazine - Joe Whitten

"Bethel and Ebenezer"--Published with Permission of Discover St. Clair Magazine - Joe Whitten

"Sion Blythe and the Organization of FBC Springville" - Joe Whitten

First Baptist Church of Springville with Permission of Discovery St. Clair Magazine - Joe Whitten

"Early Pastors of FBC Springville" - Joe Whitten

"Shadow of the Almighty" Selections from SCBA Church History - Joe Whitten

"Copper Springs--An African American Partner Church in the Community"-Joe Whitten

"Some Historical Events in today’s St. Clair Co., Alabama, prior to the establishing of the First Baptist Church of St. Clair County (Springville) in March 1817" - Joe Whitten 

Below is a letter addressed to the First Baptist Church of Springville from pioneer mission to Africa, Rev. W.H. Carson. Carson served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Springville. He was among many faithful pastors serving in St. Clair County.

Read more about Carson's service in Africa here.

Read more current missionary stories from SCBA affiliated missionaries.

The Faulkners (FBC Springville)

The Kinnisons (FBC Springville)