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Second Baptist Church of San Antonio

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3310 E. Commerce St., San Antonio, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 25' 8.6988", -98° 26' 7.3968"
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    This congregation was organized in 1879 by the Rev. Charles Augustis and 11 other ex-slaves who, alghouth freed, felt the linkage of slavery and were moved to establish a fellowship in which they could feel wanted as equal participants. Known as Macedonioa Baptist Church until 1890, the congregation worshiped in a small frame house until 1894 whent hey moved to Chestnut Street. Baptisms were held in the nearby San Antonio River. An ornate Gothic Church Building was completed at Chestnut and Center Streets in 1910, during te pastorate of the Rev. I.H. Kelly. In 1968 the congregation moved to present site. Second Baptist church has been served by a number of outstanding Pastors, including the Rev. (Father) Ruben Anderson, a charter member and interim pastor; the Rev. S.H. James, Sr. Numerous business and civic leaders have been members here. Throughout its history the second baptist church has emphasized a program of Evangelism, education, worship, and fellowship. It is recognized for its community service, mission outreach, adult continuing education program, and tuturial services. For over 100 years, the church has played an integral role in the San Antonio Community.

This page last updated: 8/30/2009

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