Pennepack Baptist Church
Pennepack Baptist Church — also known as Pennepek Baptist Church and Lower Dublin Baptist Church — is a historic Baptist church in Bustleton, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, that is one of the oldest Baptist congregations in North America. It is situated in the 23rd Ward of Philadelphia, by Pennepek [Pennypack] Creek.
The church congregation was founded in 1688 by Elias Keach, the son of Benjamin Keach, as the first Baptist church in Pennsylvania. The church was originally Calvinist (Reformed) in theology. The current church building was constructed in 1805 on the site of two earlier church buildings dating back to 1707. Ebenezer Kinnersley, a notable scientist, served as minister for a period in the 1700s. The church still meets weekly.
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