History of Baptist Churches

As we find contact information for area churches, we'll be adding them to the list on this page. Please note, this is NOT a list of all the churches in the area. It is a start though.

If you have a church to add please send a email me with the name, address, website, telephone and contact person if known. If you can send a brief history, that would be nice as well.

Churches have been arranged alphabetical. As many of the reformed churches crossed denomination boundries, my best effort was made to cross reference the church names.

I tried to note if a church was defunct or in operation whenever known.

Known Churches

Big Bend Community Baptist

This church is still in operation.
  Denomination: American Baptist Churches, U.S.A.
  Other names: Free Baptist Church (original name)
  Address: W229 S9060 Clark, Big Bend 53103

The congregation was organized in July of 1888 with a membership of eleven people. The present and only church was built in 1893. There was an additional built in 1923 and the building was remodeled in 1949.

In 1902 the Free-Will Baptists joined the regular Baptists. They shared pastors for a time with the Free-Will Baptist Church at Prospect Hill, and with churches in Caldwell, Honey Creek, Rochester, and Waterford in Racine and Walworth Counties.RECORDS- at the church there are records of baptisms, marriages, etc. 1902-present. Earlier records were destroyed by a fire.

At the Waukesha County Museum there are clippings and graphics.

Brookside Baptist Church

This church is in operation.
  Address: 14665 Lisbon Road Brookfield 53005
  Phone: (262) 783-6180

Countryside Community Church

This church is in operation.
  Denomination: Independant affiliated with the Baptist General Conference and the Willow Creek Assosciation
  Established: September 10, 1989
  Address: 2517 N. Dousman Road in Oconomowoc 53066
  Phone: (262) 569-2766

Delafield Baptist

This church is defunct.
  Denomination: Welsh Baptist Church
  Established: circa 1846
  Disbanded: circa 1848
  Location: Delafield Township

The number of communicants when this church was in existance was approximately 13, two of whom were deacons.

Eagle Baptist

This church is defunct.
  Established: circa 1870
  Disbanded: circa 1877
  Location: Eagle Village

Irregular services were held at the old District #9 schoolhouse, built about 1850. This building was purchased from the Eagle Methodist Church. Services were attended by students of Morgan park Theological Seminary of Chicago.

Faith Baptist

Denomination: Independent
  Address: 36007 Genesee Rd., Oconomowoc 53066
  Phone: (262) 567-0040

Faith Baptist Church

Address: W270 S825 Torhorst Road, Waukesha 53187
  Phone: (262) 542-4711

First Baptist

This church is defunct.
  Established: before 1900
  Disbanded: unknown
 Location: Hartland

This is not the same church as the present First Baptist Church.

First Baptist

This church is in operation.
  Established: circa 1958 (not the same church as above)
  Address: 780 Tenny Ave., Hartland
  Phone: (262) 367-6796

First Baptist Church Oconomowoc

This church is in operation.
  Established 1895
  Denomination: American Baptist Churches, U.S.A.
  Other Names: formed after dissolution of Scandinavian Baptist Church
  Address: 301 Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc 53066
  Phone: (262) 567-7021

First Baptist Church of Merton

This church is in operation.
  Denomination: General Association of Regular Baptist Northern Baptist Convention until 1930s
  Esablished: circa 1849-present
  Other Names: Warren Baptist Church
   Address: N6996 Main St., Merton
   Phone: (262) 538-1464

First Baptist Church of Pewaukee

(in operation)
Denomination: Southern Baptist Convention
Congregation left the American Baptist Convention in 1975
Established: 1855
Other Names: Pewaukee Baptist Church
Address: N27 W26541 Prospect Ave., Pewaukee 53072
Phone: (262) 691-3837

First Baptist Church Of Waukesha

(in operation)
Denomination: American Baptist Churches, U.S.A.
Established: January 23, 1839
Address: 247 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, 53186
Phone: (262) 542-7233

First Free Will Baptist Church

See Prospect Hill Free Will Baptist

Free Baptist Church

See Big Bend Community Baptist

Free Will Baptist

See Prospect Hill Free Will Baptist

Immanuel Baptist Church

(in operation)
Affiliations: American Baptist Churches -Acts Missional Association
Address: 4250 N. 137th St., Brookfield 53005
Phone: (262) 781-9650

Lisbon Baptist

Other names: none weakened the membership of the First Baptist Church of Merton
Location: Lake Five area, Lisbon township

Menomonee Falls Baptist

Established: Circa 1870
Disbanded: Unknown
Location: Town of Menomonee

Mukwonago Baptist

Established: 1840 services held in 1837
Disbanded: unknown
Location: Mukwonago

North Avenue Baptist Church

(in operation)
Address: 15400 W. North Avenue, PO Box 191, Brookfield 53008-0191
Phone: (262) 786-5152

Oconomowoc Baptist

Established: November 1867 as a Baptist Society
January 23, 1868 as a Regular Baptist church
Disbanded: unknown
Location: Oconomowoc

Pewaukee Baptist Church

See First Baptist Church of Pewaukee

Pewaukee Baptist Society

Established: unknown
Disbanded: unknown
Location: Pewaukee

Pilgrim Baptist Church Inc

Address: 1200 South East Avenue, Waukesha 53186
Phone: (262) 544-6000

Prospect Hill Free Will Baptist

(church defunct)
Established: circa 1840
Disbanded: Services discontinued in 1925, but the Ladies Aid Society continues in the same building as a non-sectarian community service
Prospect Aid Society
Other names: First Free Will Baptist Church of New Berlin
See Free Will Baptist Church
Location: National Avenue at Barton Road New Berlin

Ridgewood Baptist Church

(in operation)
Address: 2720 Lilly Rd., Brookfield 53005
Phone: (262) 784-8050

Scandinavian (Norwegian) Baptist

Established: April 27, 1866
Disbanded: circa September 1895 (because children no longer spoke Norwegian)
Congregation formed: First Baptist Church of Oconomowoc
Location: Oconomowoc

Warren Baptist Church

See First Baptist Church of Merton

Woodridge Community Church

(in operation)
Established: December 1988 affiliated with the Great Lakes Baptist Conference
Address: 2550 S. 170th Street, New Berlin 53151
Phone: (262) 784-7960