The first Baptist Church of Muncie met January 26, 1895 organized for business JA Bantz appointed moderator the minutes of the church were read and approved the committee to wait on brother W Lynch to him swing the church reported that he felt very much indisposed to make any acknowledgements for his so doing the church after going according to the XVIII of St. Matthew gospel felt that their imperative duty to exclude him and by action of the church he was excluded. Warren Madden handed a letter stating he wanted his name taken off the church book and to withdraw his membership. Church appointed brother Daniel Bantz a committee to confer with Brother Madden in regard to such a request by motion adjourned JA Bantz moderator F the Dalbey church clerk.
The series of meeting just held resulted in additions to the church one by letter won by relation and three candidates for baptism
the Muncie Baptist church met March 23, 1895 devotional exercises minutes of previous meeting read and approved brother DJ Bantz a committee reported in reference to Brother Warren Madden as requesting his name be taken off the church book stated it was more of a personal affair then of the church. The church had no case and dismissed the committee. By motion adjourned brother JA Bantz moderator FP Dalbey church clerk
Brother shamus held a few days meeting when JW Watts was received for baptism brother JA Bantz appointed moderator FP Dalbey church clerk
no meeting on March 1895
the Muncie Baptist church met April 27, 1895 prayers and conference meeting no business transacted
no meeting June 21, 1895
The Muncie Baptist church held a festival Tuesday evening at July 2, 1895 proceeds $22.20 at which time Sister and Brother HH Patterson of the first Baptist Church of Danville presented the Muncie Baptist church with a beautiful silver communion set Brother Isaac Bailey made the presentation address and brother JA Bantz responded. Wednesday evening July 3, 1895 preaching by Brother J Bailey at the close of sermon church was called to order for the purpose of calling a pastor for one half time for an indefinite time. Brother JA Bantz acted as moderator church voted to call brother shamus one half of his time salary $350 FP church clerk
the Muncie Baptist church met July 27, 1895 devotional exercises minutes of previous meeting read and approved brother VR Dalbey was appointed moderator the clerk had prepared a letter to the Association which was read and approved the church voted to give brother shamus $400 for half time per year and the time indefinite by motion adjourned FP Dalbey church clerk
no meeting in August 1895
The Muncie Baptist Church met September 1, 1895 devotional exercises Rev. JR Spainous elected moderator minutes of previous meeting read and approved church appointed FP Dalbey to committee to procure a sexton for the ensuing year church voted to have a roll call and instructed the clerk to write postal cards requesting the members to be present by motion adjourned to meet on Saturday before the first Sunday in October at 230 o’clock p.m. brother Spainous moderator FP Dalbey church clerk.
The Muncie Baptist Church met October 5, 1895 at 230 o’clock preaching by brother Spainous the church roll was called and from 147 names 42 are present and entered into covenant with God and with one another to do more in the coming year and in the future than we have in the past if possible for the church building of this cause and his kingdom the minutes of previous meeting read and approved the committee on sexton continued the church confirmed the election of VR Dalbey president of the BYPV. By motion adjourned. Brother Spainous moderator FP Dalbey church clerk
The Muncie Baptist church met Saturday, November 2, 1895 at 230 o’clock preaching by our pastor minutes of previous meeting read approved Sexton committee continued Sister Murphy was granted a letter of dismissal the hand of church fellowship was withdrawn from Sister Lily Robinson for uniting with another church of different faith in order. By motion adjourned Rev. JR Spainous moderator FP Dalbey church clerk
Brother Spainous commenced a series of meetings November 16, 1895 Saturday.
Thursday, November 21 Mary C Williams was received by letter.
Friday, November 22 Frank Bantz was received for baptism.
Thursday, November 28 Robert Dalbey was received for baptism.
November 29 Myrtle Hayes was received for baptism
the Muncie Baptist church met December 1, 1895 preaching by a brother Spainous church organize for business minutes of previous meeting read and approved the committee on procuring a Sexton reported hired Brother Joseph Alexander at the rate of $30 per year report received an committee discharged. By motion adjourned Rev. JR Spainous moderator FP Dalbey church clerk
The meetings were continued December 2, 1895 preaching brother Spainous when James Parker and Frank Hartson were a seed for baptism and Charles Castell was received by experience.
December 3 preaching by brother Spainous when George Frasier Lyford Rankin Blaine Lynch William long Bert McCarty Bert Warner Lula Robinson Mrs. Tom Jones Betty Voorhees Dolly Rankin wash Johnson were a seed for baptism.
December 4 preaching by brother Spainous when Thomas Jones and Charles Hart received for baptism.
December 5 Laura Elliott was received for baptism.
December 6 Jemima Demoss was received by experience than was dismissed with benediction.
Saturday evening December 14, 1895 preaching by brother Spainous services were continued over Sabbath preaching at 11 o’clock and at 3 o’clock repaired to the water where the ordinance of baptism was administered to the following candidates to wit Robert Dalbey Myrtle Hayes Frank Hartson George Frasier Lyford Rankin, William long, Bert McCarty, Bert Warner, Dolly Rankin, Blaine Lynch, Thomas Jones, Charles Hart, Opheral Bantz, then was dismissed with benediction.
Met at 7:00 PM preaching by her brother Spainous the doors of the church were opened when Frank Rankin and Sylvanus Wade were received for baptism than the hand of church fellowship was extended to the candidates that were baptized as aforementioned then was dismissed with benediction.
Saturday, December 28, 1895 preaching by brother Spainous services were continued for several evenings