Places of Worship in the Mississippi Delta / Clarksdale, Mississippi
First Baptist Church

The Southern Baptist Church comes close to being a "universal" church in the Delta for whites, as the Missionary Baptist did for blacks. It reaches into all segments of the white community, and tends to emphasize massiveness and unity. In that it is quite different from most black Baptist Churches that have tended to have small congregations led by charismatic lay preachers.

D. Gorton/2003