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Elder Richard Tillman, Pastor of Old Harford Primitive Baptist Church in Jarretsville, MD. Note the sounding board above the pulpit. Years ago, when Elder F.E. Thompson was Pastor the hour glass pulpit still existed which placed the preacher much higher and his head was directly beneath the sounding board. According to church history, on one particular Sunday while Elder Thompson was preaching a black snake poked his head out from above the sounding board for all to see.
Old Harford's meeting house still has the "BM" initials stamped up high on the outside of the building to show the British authorities their legal right to congregate as a Baptist Meeting. The church is often referred to as "Old Brick" for the bricks that make up the outside construction. The bricks originated in England and were carried over on ships as ballasts. This meeting house is the second oldest Baptist church house in America. Built around the 1730's right behind Welsh Tract in Delaware.
This photo was taken on August 10, 2014.
We invite you to visit a Primitive Baptist Church in your area, where prayers, congregational hymn singing and sound Biblical preaching according to the New Testament pattern can be heard and experienced. Primitive Baptist are strongly committed to the doctrine of God’s sovereign electing grace to ruined sinners through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ and the application of that work by the Holy Spirit. We are committed to our churches and seek to follow New Testament practice.
10-Main Points On What Most Primitive Baptists Believe:
1. Total Depravity of Man
2. Unconditional Election of God
3. Limited Atonement or Particular Redemption
4. Irresistible Grace or Effectual Calling
5. Preservation of the Saints or Eternal Security
6. Regeneration by the Holy Spirit, Conversion through Gospel Means.
7. Church Offices: Elders and Deacons
8. Church Ordinances: Baptism & The Lord’s Supper, and the practice of feet washing.
9. Preaching the Gospel, by God-called men as directed by God's Spirit unto obedience of the faith.
10. View of Eschatology: A-millennialism
For a more comprehensive view or have questions about Primitive Baptists please visit www.pb.org.