1808The First Baptist Church started in Sandy Bay.People and Communities, Religion

List of subscribers of the First Baptist Church in Sandy Bay. Courtesy of Sandy Bay Historical Society.
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Captain Benjamin Hale, who converted to the Baptist religion during a great storm at sea, was the organizing force for the founding of the church. The church started with 18 members and Hale led meetings in his own home.

Babson, John James, and Samuel Chandler. History of the Town of Gloucester, Cape Anne, Including the Town of Rockport. Gloucester [Mass.] Procter brothers, 1860, http://archive.org/details/historytownglou00changoog. “Historical Sketch.” First Baptist Church of Rockport, 8 July 2012, https://firstbaptistrockport.org/historical-sketch/.
List of subscribers of the First Baptist Church in Sandy Bay. Courtesy of Sandy Bay Historical Society.
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