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The American Baptist Churches of Michigan have a rich heritage and history. The following documents highlight some of the fascinating history and journey of the ABC-MI through the decades.


American Baptist Churches of Michigan

Churches and Dates of Organization (pdf)

ABC-MI Executive Ministers (pdf)

ABC-MI Presidents and Annual Meetings


American Baptist Churches USA

American Baptist Historical Society


Baptist History

Baptist History & Heritage Society 

History of Baptists in Michigan by Mary Elizabeth Day Trowbridge.  Published in 1909, this is a 338 page digitized library book found here in its entirety. With illustrations, statistical information, diary excerpts and more, it provides fascinating insight of Baptists in the early years of Michigan.

History of Baptist Ministers Aid Society of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin 1885-1942 Compiled by Joseph W. Priest, Secretary of the Society from 1909-1930 and 1934-1942. An interesting 20 page book about the history and ministry of the Aid Society and the Fenton Ministers Home. 

Brief history of Fenton Seminary  Excerpt from History of Genesee County, Michigan published in 1879 that references the Fenton Seminary of the previous book.