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Liverpool Baptist Church was “constituted” on October 8, 1873. At that time Baptist churches in Yazoo County were part of the Central Baptist Association, which included other counties such as Hinds County and others. The minutes from the meeting of the Central Baptist Association state that New Prospect Baptist Church was constituted on October 8, 1873. At the time there were nine members. The minutes of the meeting of the Central Baptist Association also record these words from the congregation of New Prospect—“We are few in number, but feel we can accomplish much for the Master.” At the time the pastor was G. A. Grammer and the congregation met on the 4th Sunday of each month.
Then in 1885 the minutes of the Central Baptist Association show that the name was changed from New Prospect to Liverpool in 1885. Also in that year, on July 23, 1885, 3 1/5 acres of land were deeded to Liverpool Baptist Church by J. M. Jackson to I. J. Farish and I. M. Kelly, trustees of Liverpool Baptist Church. The current building was probably built during that year.
But no history of this congregation would be complete without mentioning a person who was a long time pastor of this congregation. He was Robert I. Martin, who was pastor from 1948 to 1963 and then again from 1973 to 1974. During his first ministry here, the membership of this congregation was in the mid to upper 70’s.
Today, Liverpool Baptist Church meets on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at 3:00 P. M. Perhaps we are still accomplishing “much for the Master,” as the original members said, by proclaiming His word which will not return void but will accomplish what God pleases and will prosper in the things for which it is sent—to paraphrase Isaiah 55:11