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213 – Aug 01 – This Day in Baptist History Past

Boston-17th CenturyHe Introduced Public Singing

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.]

 

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