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The Fourteen Links of Baptist Succession Back to Christ

Compiled by Elder R.A. Tindall 

The True Church


As do we.  And what of our claim?  It is possible to trace the history of the Primitive Baptists to the time of Christ.  Many have undertaken the task and found the route undeniable through recorded histories.  Elder R. A. Tindall of Amarillo, Texas did extensive research on the matter, utilizing numerous volumes to establish verifiable links from today to the time when Christ walked the earth.  Here is the chain Elder Tindall’s study revealed.


All Old Line Regular Primitive Baptists can show by church records, history, fellowship, doctrine and practice a link, prior to the division of 1832 to;


The Baptist Church at Dyersburg, Tennessee which was organized by J.W. Jetter a man who came from the  Philadelphia association.    


Hillcleft Church, Wales, England had a man by the name of  H. Roller who came to the Philadelphia association In AD 987. The Hillcleft church was organized by  Aaron .


The Lima Piedmont Church ordained Aaron in 904 AD.

Lima Piedmont was organized 812 AD by Balcolon who came from the church at Timto in Asia Minor.


The Timto Church was organized in 738 AD by  Archer Flavin.

Archer Flavin came from the Darethea Church which was organized 671 AD in Asia Minor by Adronicus.


Adronicus came from the Ponta Fossi Church at the foot of the Alps in France. 

It was organized by Tellestman  from Teran Italy, AD 398.  


Teran Church was organized AD 327 by Tertullian from Big Joy Africa.

Tertullian was a member of  Partus Church at the foot of the Tiber River, organized 150 AD by Polycarp.


Polycarp was baptized on 12-25-95 AD by John the Beloved.


John was with Jesus and was a member of the first New Testament Church.


Jesus was baptized during the summer of 26 AD by John the Baptist.


The above information cannot be found in any one volume, but is found in the following volumes.

Alex Munston’s Israel of the Alps page 39

Jones’ Church History

Meander’s Church History

Moshiem’s History

Lambert’s Church History

Nowlin’s Church History

Armitage Church History

Hassell’s Church History

                This is the fruit of much study on the part of myself, but can be found by anyone willing to make an extensive study of the history of our Baptist church.  This is written with our prayer that it may inspire you to greater loyalty and service to THE church founded by our Lord Himself.

Compiled from the notes of,

R.A. Tindall

Primitive Baptist Minister