LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH Liberty Church Was Organized In 1830 With 25 Members Led ...
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Description: LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH Liberty Church was organized in 1830 with 25 members led by Elder Thomas S . Morris . In 1845 , the Southern Baptist Convention appointed Samuel Cornelius Clopton , son of the second pastor , Elder James Clopton , as its first missionary . The third pastor , Elder John " Parson " Turner , served without pay , 1837 1867 . During Maj . Gen . George B . McClellans Peninsual campaign of 1862 , retreating Confederate soldiers destroyed the nearby bridge over Diascund Creek to slow the Federal advance on Richmond . Union forces rebuilt the bridge with floorboards and joists from the original church . For a century , church members were baptized in the creek . The present sanctuary was built in 1930 . Department of Historic Resources , 1999 .