THE 1980's & 1990's
The Brotherhood purchased a school building and remodeled it for a junior department (this building later became known to us as the 'Annex'). However, as growth for our church continued, this gave only temporary relief to the over crowding. A year later the first floor of our educational building was completed.
THROUGH THE YEARS
The basement under the old sanctuary was completed with nine new Sunday School rooms in 1948. The sanctuary, which faced Austell Road, was turned around to face Milford Church Road and placed over the Sunday School rooms. Arthur Newton, a member of Milford Baptist, owned a house moving company and he and his workers made this endeavor possible. This major undertaking was led by Rev. Marion Beaver, Milford’s first full-time pastor. This is a name that many still treasure today.
You will notice that many of these same names are still prominent within our community today. (Pair Road, Pace Motors, Anderson Mill Road just to name a few) In January of 1887 the church voted to sell the old church at public sale. The pastor during this time was D.Q. Maddox.
YEARS, 1871 TO 1881
The condition of the roads were at the very best primitive. They were dirt and I have been told that it was nothing for the mud to be halfway up the wheels on the buggies and later, on the motorized vehicles called cars.
By the year 1881 the church had grown to a membership of 148. The pastor was Reverend Henderson. It is believed that he was the first official pastor of Milford Baptist Church.
The Birth of a Dream.... 1871
The Civil War had ended just six years earlier and Atlanta still lay in ruins. As Sherman marched south to Atlanta, he left a lot of Marietta and surrounding areas in shambles, but the spirit and determination of these simple farmers could not be destroyed.
Out of the rubble and ashes of that time, in the Northwest portion of what would later be called Metro Atlanta, a vision arose! A church was needed to meet the needs of the changing community. Milford Baptist Church was organized in 1871, as a mission of Concord Baptist Church.