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Our Church History

Documentation shows that Baptists have had a presence in Peekskill since the eighteenth century. In late 1843, a group of Baptists met in Peekskill’s Dutch Reformed Church to officially organize and construct a place of worship. Over the next two years they met in various locations, including at the corner of South and Division Streets, before purchasing a parcel of land on Main Street from James Brewer for $600. In 1845 construction of a church building at 831 Main Street began. In 1959, the congregation moved into their new church at 690 Highland Avenue.
" Indeed, as we all know, or should, the real church is its people wherever they may happen to be. It's hard not to think of the building with when we say, "we're going to church." We associate the building with its people. For here it is where the majority of the time its congregants are together praising and worshiping, learning, fellowshipping, sharing and building experiences and memories."
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