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Mt. Moriah Baptist Church

2634 Carnes Avenue, Memphis, TN , USA
Telephone: (901) 743-5600
URL: Mount Moriah East Baptist Church
Latitude & Longitude: 35° 6' 47.2176", -89° 58' 27.6888"
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Mt. Moriah was founded in 1879. The oldest church in the area, it was relocated to this site in 1883, predating the Orange Mound Community by seven years. A vernacular-sandstone building, the present edifice was completed in 1926, during the pastorate of the Rev. A.D. Bell (1926-1945). The Rev. Roy W. Norsworthy, a Memphis civil rights leader, served as pastor from 1946 to 1986. In 1996, the 300-member church, under the Rev. Harvey B. Jackson, hosted the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.

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