Black and white community members meet to organize First Baptist church

In the initial stages of this church, Blacks and whites met in homes for prayer meetings. On May 3, 1876, 15 people, including Black pioneers Fielding and Julia Spotts, Thomas W. Pierre and Augustus Christopher, met to organize the First Baptist Church. This was the first Baptist cause to be inaugurated in British Columbia, and the first Canadian Baptist church west of Winnipeg. Today, the First Baptist Victoria church is located at the corner of North Park and Quadra Streets, Victoria.
First Baptist Church History