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Eudora Baptist Church

4684 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 6' 58.457052", -89° 54' 23.345208"
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Organized October 19, 1850 on two acres of land donated by
Col. Eppy White, using the Greek word “Eudora” signifying “good gift” as its
name, this church met in a log schoolhouse until the congregation's first
structure was erected in 1851, its first pastor being J.B. Canada. Here, at
what was then called White's Station, a larger building of wood-frame
construction was completed in 1858. During the Civil War, the sanctuary was
used as a Federal hospital. In 1866, the “Memphis Avalanche” newspaper held
an ice cream supper to raise funds for the restoration of the church's interior.
This wood-frame sanctuary remained in constant use until its demolition in
1964, with the present sanctuary being dedicated on Jul 21, 1968.
Of the congregations's many pastors, Dr. Fred M. Wood, Sr.'s service was
significant for its length (1952-1983) and Eudora Baptist's unprecedented
growth. In what was to become Eudora Baptist Church, every building except
one was planned, built, dedicated and paid for during his tenure and church
membership grew to its greatest number recorded as well as the vital Sunday
School enrollment. In 1973, the church proudly hosted the 99th annual
Tennessee Baptist Convention. In 1998, Eudora was able to temporarily
accommodate the Memphis Symphony and a Mandarin Church. The City's changing
growth patterns brought younger families back into the community and Eudora
Baptist began to experience growth once more. The church continues on in its
stated mission of being “In the Heart OF Memphis For The Hearts Of Memphis.”

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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