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Updated: 01/12/2018 08:30:01AM

First Baptist Church:

Punta Gorda’s oldest church

holds up in a modern world

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SUN PHOTO BY KAYLA GLEASON

First Baptist has a lot to offer to the community, such as this small library located within the worship building.

SUN PHOTO BY KAYLA GLEASON

Historical photos of the church’s early building and members line the foyer of the worship building.

SUN PHOTO BY KAYLA GLEASON

First Baptist stands on Gill Street near downtown Punta Gorda.

SUN PHOTO BY KAYLA GLEASON

First Baptist welcomes all to join in their worship and activities.

By KAYLA GLEASON

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First Baptist Church of Punta Gorda is a place steeped in history and tradition, yet it is their willingness to adapt to and involve the surrounding community that keeps people returning week after week.

The church will be celebrating its 129th birthday next month.

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