Our History

Although official documentation did not began until 1909, this dream began around 1908 with the Union Church, approximately 1/4 mile from its current location, where it housed both a church and a public school.

In 1917, Sydney Baptist Church joined the South Florida Baptist Association in the year the United States became actively involved in World War I, when our country felt the effects of the war.

In 1926, the first sanctuary of Sydney Baptist Church was built from materials gathered from the old Woodman's Hall at Durant. This was the beginning of the Baptist work here at Sydney and a break from the Union Church.

In 1939, a church renovation added a choir loft and a baptistery.  The main entrance and seating arrangement was also changed from three sections of pews to two sections of pews.

In 1944, the church added a ten-room education room for Sunday School and office space.

In 1950, Sydney Baptist Church moved their membership to help form this Shiloh Baptist Association.  The first meeting, held October 21, 1951, was lead by Harry Ross, Moderator.

In 1958, the church built the Education Building behind the church sanctuary.  Sometime between 1958 and 1964, the first sanctuary building was moved to the south side of the property.

In August 1964, the church family broke ground for the current sanctuary.  On November 24, 1964, the new building was dedicated.  According to records, Reid Wall Fellowship Hall was also dedicated in 1964.

In 1981, Sydney Baptist Church built the pastorium across the street.  It was then dedicated in 1982.

Throughout the years, the Lord has blessed us with the financial support necessary to remain debt-free while renovating and refurbishing all that He has provided. Although we are proud of all the work, we do so honor the One who made it possible, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.