1851- Hopewell Baptist Church organized at Atkins School House.
1867- Hopewell Baptist Church moved into a new building between old Newbern Academy and Westbrook Home.
Name was officially changed to First Baptist Church.
1879- Recorded First Minutes of First Baptist Church.
1907- Church voted to purchase property know as the Esson lot for a new sanctuary.
1909- Church Building burned. The chandelier in the original sanctuary was saved by R.E. Patterson.
Ground was broken for what is now called the "Old Sanctuary".
1910- Comepleted the Old Sanctuary at 114 West Main Street.
1939- The Basement underneath the Old Sanctuary was completed.
1951- The Church celebrated it's centennial anniversary.
1952- The new Education Building was dedicated at its current location.
1961- The second expansion to the Educational Building was completed.
1969- The Old Sanctuary was remodeled and the parking lot on West Main Street was completed.
1975- Purchased the Huie Property on North Jackson Street (2 Houses/2 Lots).
1986- Purchased the house located on the East side of the church property, behind the Education Building.
1987- Added a parking lot and canopy to the East Side of the Old Sanctuary.
1989- Purchased the Christian Church's property behind the Education Building.
1991- Adopted the Challange to Build campaign for the new Fellowship Hall.
1994- Dedicated the Fellowship Hall building in its current location.
1999- Purchased the Halloway Property on Tyler Street.
2001- Dedicated the Christian Activities Building (CAB) in its current location.
Purchased the Milligan Property on North Jackson Street.
2004- Completed the Fellowship Hall renovation to create additional Sunday School space.
Completed the renovation for the Children and Preschool Department in the Education Building.
2007- Adopted the Bridge to Tomorrow campaign for the new Worship Center.
2012- Dedicated the new Worship Center it its current location.
2015- Purchased the Bohannon Property behind the Christian Activities Building.
2016- Retired the note on the Worship Center.
As of April 3, 2016, Newbern First Baptist Church is debt free.