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About First Baptist Church South Hill
In the year 1883, when a group of members held their Prayer Services and Sunday school in the home of the late Jane Ferebee in Norfolk County. These members came from several churches in the Norfolk/ Norfolk counties to form Saint Mary’s Baptist Church. Some of the early founders were Bro. & Sis. Billy Williams, Bro. and Sis. Joshua Watson, Bro. and Sis. Charlie Ruffin, Bro. and Sis. Louis Ruffin, Bro. and Sis. Henry Hayslette, Sis. Kate Harris, Bro. Will Johnson, Sis. Ann Williams, and many others. These founders obtained a church building and called as their first pastor Rev. B.B. Williams. Under his tenure, the church was moved to Hill Street.
The church experienced tremendous growth under the leadership of several pastors over the next few decades. The church experienced several large renovations/ annexations and built several new church buildings…