First Baptist Church – Boston – 1700
John Comer was born in Boston, Massachusetts Aug 01, 1704. He pastored and co-pastored several churches in New England during a period when the people were somewhat remiss in church order and controversy prevailed concerning ordinances and practices. He brought order, introduced public singing, and increased membership.
[Isaac Backus, Your Baptist Heritage, 1620-1840 (1844 reprinted ed., Little Rock: Challenge Press, 1976), pp. 106-7.]