History is a time of reflection. A time to stop and look back at how far God has brought you. Knowing what God has already done gives us a commitment based on experiences in our own lives. It also gives us reassurance based on the face that if God did it then, He will also do it now. Perhaps it was this commitment and reassurance that lead our forefathers to 5680 Atlanta Highway over 80 years ago.
Rev. John Ware, along with other church members organized and erected Canaan Baptist Church in 1881. Tis site was approximately one mile west of the church's present location on old Roman Place where the Eastern Bypass crosses I-85. The church was remodeled 48 years later under the leadership of Rev. L.P. Mitchell.
More that 80 years ago this current 5 acre lot was purchased under protest from other land owners. A site on Wares Ferry road was offered at no charge near the present location of Mitylene Baptist Church, but members stood united, and leaned on the promises of God. It is because of God's goodness and their steadfastness that we are able to worship at this present site. With the changing of location came also a new name. The name of the church was changed to New Canaan Baptist Church in 1929.
Ministers who have served at New Canaan
Rev. John Ware Rev. G.S. Garrett
Rev. S. Walker Rev. J.P. Phillips
Rev. A. Campbell Rev. B.L. Walker
Rev. R. Brown Rev. Briggs Rev.
Rev. T. Croom Rev. B.S. Robinson
Rev. J. Tate Rev. A.J. Carter
Rev. L.P. Mitchell Rev. E. Hill
The current shepherd of the flock is Pastor Jerry W. Iverson