Central Baptist Church (St. Louis, Missouri)

Central Baptist Church in St. Louis, Missouri was founded as the Second African Baptist Church in 1846.[1]

Central Baptist Church
38°38′10″N 90°13′10″W / 38.636008°N 90.219358°W / 38.636008; -90.219358
Location2842 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri
DenominationNational Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.

Early pastors were Reverend Richard Sneethen, (1846-1847) and Reverend John Richard Anderson, (1847-1863). The church has an executive pastor and seven associate pastors.[2]

The church celebrated its 170th anniversary on March 4, 2016, with an event where the guest speaker was Reverend Dr. Jerry Young, President of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.[2]

Reverend Richard Sneethen

The church membership in 2016 was about 1,500, with about 750-900 attending services weekly. Its senior pastor from 1999 to 2016, Reverend Dr. Robert C. Scott, left in 2016 to head an even larger congregation in Charlotte, North Carolina.[3] Reverend Anthony L. Riley, began his pastoral leadership at Central Baptist on March 17,2019 as the 14th senior pastor in its 173-year history.

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References edit

  1. ^ VanderVelde, Lea (2009). Mrs. Dred Scott: A Life on Slavery's Frontier. Oxford University Press. p. 433. ISBN 978-0-19-536656-3.
  2. ^ a b "Central Baptist Church". Central Baptist Church. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  3. ^ Chris King (Sep 1, 2016). "Pastor Scott is leaving Central Baptist". St. Louis American. Retrieved April 5, 2017.

Further reading edit

  • Stevens, George E. (1927). History of Central Baptist Church. St. Louis: King Publishing.

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