May 3,1876: Black and white community members establish First Baptist church

Today the First Baptist Victoria church is located at the corner of North Park and Quadra Streets, Victoria.
In the initial stages of this church, Blacks and whites, met in homes for prayer meetings.

On May 3, 1876 fifteen people met to organize the First Baptist Church. They were: William Carnes, Fielding Spotts, Alexander Clyde, Julia Spotts, Mrs. Fanny Clyde, Thomas W. Pierre, Caleb Bishop, Alfred Oldershaw, Mrs. Johnson, Thomas Mathews, John Sluggett, Augustus Christopher, Madison F. Bailey, Mrs. Sally Page, Mrs. Mary A. Bailey. This was the first Baptist cause to be inaugurated in British Columbia, and the first Canadian Baptist work west of Winnipeg.” First Baptist Church History