Winfield - First Baptist Church
Courier, January 6, 1883. The Baptist Church, Rev. J. Cairns, pastor, has a membership of 210. Scholars attending Sabbath school, 250. The church has just completed a very large and elegant house of worship, being built of stone 60 x 70 feet in size, divided as follows: Main room 40 x 60, 3 good sized class rooms, Octagon lecture room, with sliding doors bet ween same and main rroom, with stone tower 50 feet high—all nicely finished and furnished. Seating capacity, 750. Cost of building $12,000; furniture, $2,000. Rev. Cairns deserves much credit for the energy and perseverence displayed by him in securing the erection of such an edifice.
Winfield Courier, September 20, 1883.
The bell for the Baptist Church arrived this week and was placed in the belfry Wednesday morning. It weighs fifteen hundred and forty-five pounds, cost four hundred dollars, and its tone is loud and clear.