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Charles Mercer Brittain

Church official

Charles Mercer Brittain, American church official. Member Southern Baptist History Society, American Baptist History Society (fellow), Kappa Alpha.

Background

Brittain, Charles Mercer was born on December 16, 1873 in Conyers, Georgia, United States. Son of Jabez Mercer (Doctor of Divinity) and Ida (Callaway) B.

Education

Educated Emery College, Oxford, Georgia, 1 year. Bachelor of Arts, Mercer U., 1898. Studied Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1904-1905.

Doctor of Divinity, Columbia College, Lake City, Florida, 1917.

Career

Ordained ministry Southern Baptist Church, 1900. Pastor McDonough, Georgia, and Kissimmee, Florida, until 1907. Editor Florida Baptist Witness, 1907-1908.

Pastor First Church, Columbia, Alabama, 1912-1913. Head of history and psychology departments, also business manager, Columbia College, Lake City, Florida, 1913-1918. Pastor First Church, Ocala, Florida, 1919.

Treasurer Florida Baptist Assemblies, 1912-1925. Assistant secretary Baptist Board of Missions, 1919-1925, secretary and executive officer, 1925-1941, secretary emeritus for life since 1941. Director Florida Baptist Assemblies.

Young Men’s Christian Association secretary with United States Army in Cuba, 1898. Florida delegate World Baptist Alliance, Toronto, 1928, Berlin, 1934. Trustee Stetson U.

Membership

Member Southern Baptist History Society, American Baptist History Society (fellow), Kappa Alpha.

Connections

Married Susie Marie Moore, June 27, 1900. Children: Kingman Mercer, Charles Colquitt, Milner Callaway, Nathaniel Henry, Carson.

father:
Jabez Mercer Brittain

spouse:
Susie Marie Moore

child:
Kingman Mercer Brittain

child:
Charles Colquitt Brittain

child:
Milner Callaway Brittain

child:
Nathaniel Henry Brittain

child:
Carson Brittain