This collection of minutes and annual reports was donated to the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) by the American Baptist
Seminary of the West in May of 2005. Files pertaining to the development of the Baptist church in California were selected
for inclusion by the GTU.
Rev. O.C. Wheeler was sent by the American Baptist Home Missionary Society, to California in 1849 during the gold rush to
establish a Baptist church. During these early years Rev. Wheeler found that due to the migratory lifestyle associated with
the gold rush, he had a difficult job in establishing a church. In 1853 the California Baptist Convention was formed with
headquarters in San Francisco.
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