May 20 2011

Abyssinian Baptist Church, Manhattan

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The church traces its roots to 1808, when visiting free Ethiopian seamen and allied African American parishioners left the First Baptist Church in the City of New York in protest over being restricted to racially segregated seating. They named their new congregation the Abyssinian Baptist Church after the historic name of Ethiopia. Through the years, Abyssinian Baptist Church moved north on the island of Manhattan, as Harlem became a center of African-American population.

Feb 18 2012

Antioch Baptist Church, Brooklyn

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The Antioch Baptist Church, originally Greene Avenue Baptist Church, is a baptist church located at Greene Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The congregation was found in 1918. In the beginning the congregation rented the church at Fleet Street for a short period of time, later the Concord Baptist Church at 163 and 165 Duffield Street was purchased. The congregation membership increased to 6,000 in 1931. In 1950 the Greene Avenue Baptist Church was purchased.

Apr 24 2011

Baptist Temple, Brooklyn

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Baptist Temple is a historic Baptist church at 360 Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn, New York, New York. It was built in 1893-1894 in the Romanesque Revival style and rebuilt after a fire in 1917-1918. It has a brownstone base and superstructure faced with subtly textured brick with brownstone trim. The building features a large rose window and three corner towers.

May 25 2011

Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church, Queens

Contact info:
179-09 Jamaica Avenue,
Jamaica, NY 11432

Apr 17 2011

Central Baptist Church of New York

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Central Baptist Church recently celebrated its 166th anniversary and remains a vital part of its community. Our roots were originally on Laight Street in Lower Manhattan in 1842. The Laight Street and Bloomingdale Baptist Churches combined to become the Central Baptist Church located in Times Square in 1870. In 1916, after nearly 25 pastors in 4 to 6 different buildings, Central‘s doors opened at its current location on the Upper West Side at 92nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue.

Feb 18 2012

Christ Evangelical English Lutheran Church, Brooklyn

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Christ Evangelical English Lutheran Church, also known as Rugged Cross Baptist Church, is a historic Evangelical Lutheran church at 1084 Lafayette Avenue, 11221, in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, New York. It was built in 1898-1899 in the Romanesque Revival style. It is faced in cream colored brick with beige brick and terra cotta trim. The front facade is arranged with a two story tall central gable flanked by asymmetrical towers. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.

Jul 19 2011

Elmhurst Baptist Church, Queens

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The Elmhurst Baptist Church was organized September 19, 1900, at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Avard L. Dunlop, 39 Vietor Place. Reverand Charles J. Keevel, Pastor of the Woodside Baptist Church, assumed leadership of the group, and was the preacher at this time. The first preaching service took place on Sunday afternoon, October 7, 1900 in a small room in the Cord Meyer Block, on Broadway.

Jun 20 2011

First Corinthian Baptist Church, Manhattan

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First Corinthian Baptist Church, Manhattan. Image 2

One of the most ornate structures in Harlem, this church started its life in 1913 as the Regent Theatre, one of the country's early movie palaces. Its elaborately columned and arched facade loosely resembles the Doges' Palace in Venice. The Regent was sold to the church in 1964.

Nov 22 2011

Judson Memorial Church, Manhattan

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The Judson Memorial Church is located on Washington Square South between Thompson and Sullivan Streets, opposite Washington Square Park, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York City. It is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA and with the United Church of Christ.
The church was founded by Edward Judson who had been preaching at the Bearean Baptist Church on Downing Street, also in the village, but his efforts at expanding the congregation were so successful that a new sanctuary was required.

May 08 2012

Madison Avenue Baptist Church, Manhattan

Madison Avenue Baptist Church, Manhattan. Photo 1

The Madison Avenue Baptist Church was first chartered in 1848 as Rose Hill Baptist Sunday School and Church, on East 30th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues in Manhattan, New York City. Rose Hill was a house church with twelve members. In 1849, Rose Hill Baptist became the Lexington Avenue Baptist Church with twenty-eight members. Later moved at East 31st Street and Madison Avenue, new structure was built in 1858.