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First Elders

The first elders, which together in Presbyterian government are referred to as the “session,” were John G. Latta, George H. Todd, and Richard Henderson, Esq.

First Lord’s Supper

Knowing how prone we are to forget the work of Christ—that Jesus Himself said It is finished (John 19:30)—that God accepts us, not because of anything we have done, but only because of what Jesus has done for us—by His perfect obedience of the Law and His suffering the wrath and judgment of God for our sin—Jesus has provided the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, which He said to Do in remembrance of Me. (Luke 20:19)

FPC administered its first Lord’s Supper to about 40 people on August 20, 1854.

Hebrews 10:22 pictures what Christ has done for us as having our hearts sprinkled clean from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.

First Baptisms

The first infants baptized in the new church were James Franklin Todd, Mary Ann Bysant and William Hall Bysant on September 17, 1854.

Baptizing infants is foreign to many in West Tennessee. For those who are unfamiliar with the practice, we’ve provided an explanation here.


Racial Inclusion and the Civil War