Local History

Local History

The History of First Free Will Baptist Church

The First Free Will Baptist Church began to take shape in the spring of 1963, when Brother George Cooper and his family moved to Glasgow. The Coopers were Free Will Baptists, but there was no Free Will Baptist church to attend in the southern Kentucky town. Brother Cooper coordinated with the National Offices in Nashville, Tennessee, to begin a new work. A launch date was set, and a church was born with a revival held by Brother Carson Whitaker in June of 1963 in a little building with a gravel floor over on Oak Street in Glasgow. From that first revival meeting, a church was planted and grew.

On March 16, 1969, the first service in our current facility was held. There have been improvements and additions along the way, but the church on Pritchardsville Road has been there ever since.


George and Vonda Cooper at the church’s 50th anniversary.


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