Founded in 1894, Jennings Baptist Church can be found in the Jennings Community near Crawfordville, Georgia. As a Jennings, I was curious as to how the church got its name. There are no Jennings buried in the small graveyard.
I dove into census records on Ancestry and found Reverend Littleberry Richard Logan Jennings was a prominent preacher in the area. According to his obituary, he was well-known and preached in Athens, Crawfordville, and other towns in that immediate area. He passed away in 1888 and is buried in the Crawfordville Baptist Church cemetery.
While I cannot confirm that is why the church is named as such, I believe due to its proximity to Crawfordville, that is how the church and community got its name.