This early Baptist church was located at the NW corner of 3rd & D Streets. The church was dedicated on March 4, 1883. The Baptist Church was demolished in the early teens as its membership declined.
Baptists were among
the earliest settlers in Cheney. Newspaper records show that members were meeting in homes in 1881.
Rev. D.W.C. Britt and Rev. F.P.
Davidson are taking steps to build a new Protestant Church [Baptist] on lots
they bought the last spring. The building is to be 26x44 with vestibule in front.
Citizens are subscribing liberally.
On October 21 &
22 of 1884, the first meeting of the Spokane County Sunday School Association was
held in Cheney. The Rev. George Campbell, a Baptist of Spangle, was elected its first President.
On January 27 1885, a concert was given at Griswold's hall, with the proceeds going towards paying for new seats
in the Baptist Church.
The Baptist Church
was demolished in the early teens as its membership declined.