Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church, Charlton Co, Ga

Written by HRCGA | Posted on 28 September 2017

Because of their lack of paint or ornamentation of any type, every Primitive Baptist church in this area of Georgia tended to look alike. Emmaus is no exception. Another shared trait of these churches would be access to plenty of water. The table you see in the foreground was where a hand operated “pitcher” pump used to stand at the ready for services. It was here that members of the congregation drew water for drinking and, before services, for filling the pans used for “washing the saint’s feet” in rituals peculiar to this Baptist sect.