The Mother Church: A Brief Account of the Origin and Early History of the First Baptist Church in Providence (1896), by Henry M. King, is the 11th section of An Anthology of the Early Baptists in Rhode Island - our latest book. An excerpt from the Preface to this section:
". . .The names of Roger Williams and the First Baptist Church in Providence will always be associated with each other, and with the great principle of religious liberty, as well as with the origin of our denominational life in America. . . Roger Williams, as the founder of the free State in which the government is in the hands of the people and restricted to civil affairs, and citizenship is without religious test, is held in superior honor by all lovers of liberty. As the pioneer advocate in this country of a regenerate church, whose corner-stone is personal loyalty to Christ and his word, he can never be forgotten by American Baptists."
The picture is of Henry M. King (1838-1919), pastor of First Baptist, Providence, from 1891-1906.