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Church stands strong in face of adversity
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“Not Made for Defeat” was the title of a book the Rev. Harold Frederic Green wrote about Gainesville’s Central Baptist Church in 1974, a history of the church from its beginnings in 1890. Few churches have survived the challenges Central Baptist faced over its 123-year lifetime. The church is located on Gainesville’s southside, once a prime residential area, but now home to mostly commercial enterprises.