Tonight before the message from Ephesians we will look at some more Baptist History. I want to introduce you to Shubal (Shubael) Stearns.
Late 1755 to early 1756 Stearns moved to North Carolina and started the Sandy Creek Baptist Church with 16 members-the majority were his family members. 8 men and their wives. The church quickly grew to 606 membersâ€¨
This church over the next 17 years became mother, grandmother, and great grandmother to 42 churches, from which sprang 125 ministers. That is a church planting movement!