The First Baptist Church of Walton, NY was formed in 1867 as a result of the blending together of three smaller congregations. On March 17, 1867, they met together in the old Academy. Brother Jenkin Jones was called to be their first pastor on April 6, 1867.
On May 28, 1867, the first formal worship service was held. The new Walton Baptist Church was admitted into the Franklin Association of June 15, 1867 and reported a membership of 91. The first church building was completed in 1866.