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Trion Church Celebrating Its 175th Anniversary

Trion First Baptist Church will celebrate its 175th anniversary during its upcoming homecoming on August 18.

Mr. Marcus Merritt from the Georgia Baptist Mission Board will be with us during the service to present the church with a plaque to commemorate this monumental occasion.

The history of the Baptist congregation dates back to 1869. A lot of the church’s history parallels the life of the town’s largest employer, Mount Vernon Mills (then called the Trion Factory) and its workers.

“The first written record of a Baptist church was in 1869, the Trion Factory Baptist Church,” the church’s history states.

Trion’s Baptist church has been an integral part of that community for years. Back in the earlier days, it attracted crowds of 500-plus.

The church will celebrate its anniversary on its homecoming. Service will begin at 10:30 a.m.  The award-winning Talley’s will be the musical guests and Reverend Mike Woods will be the guest speaker.  Reverend Woods grew up as a member of Trion First Baptist and is now the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church of Powder Springs where he has served as pastor since October 1981.

Lunch will be served in the fellowship hall immediately following the service.

Everyone is invited to attend.


  1. Jeanne Huston Bryant on August 7, 2019 at 7:50 am

    We are looking forward to Trion First Baptist Church homecoming and hearing our long time friend, Mike Woods again. Our Daddy loved God, this town and church so much. God called him home 6/22/61 suddenly. We are thankful for the church family that helped Mama and our boys relocate to Rome. They made a very hard time a little easier. Hope to see some of those familiar faces again on the 18th!

  2. Dixie Nix McCoy on August 7, 2019 at 9:09 am

    My family lived behind the Baptist Church at 341 Elm St. until the early 1950s.
    Reverend Walker was the pastor who baptized me, seventy years ago in 1948.
    Carolyn McCollum was one of our church members. She attended Ga. Baptist Hospital School of Nursing.
    Through her influence, I too attended and graduated in 1961 from that fine institution.

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