1908 First Baptist church was founded by Raymond Rankins, Samuel J. Duncan, and Samuel R. Clay. The first minister was Rev. Suggs. Rev. Blake of Olivet Baptist Church, Chicago, IL was the second minister to serve. Other ministers to serve were Rev. Zimmerman, Rev. Davis and Rev. Ogelsby. The first church was built at 1617 Washington Street.
1913 Rev. Charles E. Hawkins became Senior Pastor.
1917 The church moved to 2101 Washington Street.
1944 Pastor Hawkins retired after 31 years of leadership.
1944 Rev. LaVaughn Venchael Booth, Sr. became Senior Pastor.
1952 Pastor L.V. Booth's pastorate ended.
1952 Rev. Dr. Robert E. Penn became Senior Pastor.
1955 The new church was built at it's present location 626 West 21st Avenue.
1973 Rev. Dr. Penn's pastorate ended.
1973 Rev. Dr. Colvin Blanford, Sr. became Senior Pastor.
1981 Rev. Dr. Blanford's pastorate ended.
1981 Rev. Samuel Roberts served the congregation.
1983 Rev. William D. Booth, Sr. became Senior Pastor.
1990 Pastor W. D. Booth's pastorate ended.
1990 Rev. Michelle Cobb served the congregation as Spiritual Leader.
1991 Rev. Allen H. Smith became Senior Pastor.
1994 Rev. Smith retired.
1994 Rev. Dr. Leo Reese, Assistant Pastor served the congregation.
1996 Rev. Dr. Bennie T. Henson became Senior Pastor.
2009 Rev. Dr. Henson's pastorate ended and the associate ministers served the congregation (Rev. Dr. Gloria Chambers, Min. Todd Deloney, Sr., Min. Ernest Douglas, Rev. Dr. Waltee Douglas, Rev. Dr. Shelley Fisher, Rev. Kenneth Gray, Sr., Rev. Kim Hicks, Min. Tracy Robinson, and Min. JoAnn Williamson.)
2009 Rev. Dr. Eric Pearman served the congregation as Interim Pastor.
2010 Rev. Dr. Pearman's interim period ended.
2012 Pastor Timothy F. Brown became Senior Pastor.