First Baptist Church of
Brentwood, founded in 1771 by Dr. Samuel Shepard, was originally called
Brentwood Baptist Church. Dr. Shepard ministered for 40 years, through the American
Revolution. He traveled as an Evangelist throughout Southern New Hampshire and Northern
Massachusetts founding several satellite churches in places such as Amesbury
and Salisbury, MA and Hampton Falls, NH. At this point, the church was referred
to as Brentwood Baptist Church and its Branches. It was New England’s largest
church at one time.
The original building burned
and the current church was built in 1829. The Vestry was added in the mid-1950s.
It houses offices, a Sunday school room, a large meeting room, and a kitchen.
First Baptist Church of Brentwood
celebrated their 250th anniversary in the summer of 2021. They commissioned
Hampshire Pewter to create a custom ornament for the occasion. It features the
front of their church building including the steeple. The back has a Bible
verse, John 8:32, “You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.”
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