In 1826, a Baptist Meeting House was built on a parcel of land donated by Vardry McBee. Four years later in 1831, nine women and one man established the congregation of First Baptist Greenville. In 1858, the fledgling congregation had experienced significant growth and moved from the meeting house on E. McBee to a new location—just blocks away—on W. McBee. The old Baptist Meeting House became the location of what is now Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Today, this parcel of land is occupied by two restaurants—Green Fetish and Yee-Haw Brewing Company. A historical marker is posted on the corner of the block denoting both First Baptist Greenville’s and Southern Seminary’s place of birth.
On Wednesday evening, September 8, the congregation of First Baptist Greenville is invited to a celebration at Yee-Haw Brewing Company. This time of food (pay your own), games, music and fellowship will give us an opportunity to kick-off our Fall Programing season, rekindle old friendships, and kindle new friendships.
We have the restaurant reserved for our church family from 6:00-8:00pm. There is plenty of outdoor seating, a child-friendly menu, an outdoor staging area for the band, outdoor games (cornhole, basketball, etc.) and beverages for every age and preference.
Let’s go back to where it all started and celebrate the future that is ahead of us!