"May 8, 1845. The Southern Baptist Convention organizes in Augusta, Ga., separating from northern Baptists over the slavery issue. Today, it is the world's largest Baptist denomination and the largest Protestant body in the U.S., with more than 16 million members. It is also the second-largest Christian body in the U.S. after the Catholic Church". [Text of entire article.]
"As a reminder of the long, rich passionate and sometimes violent history of the Christian church, Milestones explores historical and intellectual events in the evolution of Christendom".
"Milestones is presented by The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund www.pwrdf.org".