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Twelve Gates to the City

Andrew Billingsley

in Mighty Like a River

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9780195161793
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849512 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161793.003.0013
Twelve Gates to the City

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This chapter describes 12 great black urban churches with outstanding programs on a scale grand enough to make their cities more livable. That is, they have used their financial resources to influence services, facilities, and institutions that benefit not just particular individuals but large sectors of the community. Specifically addressed are the three churches in the East: the Concord Baptist Church in Brooklyn, the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem and the Allen A.M.E. Church in Queens; three churches in the West: the First A.M.E. Church and the Second Baptist Church, both of Los Angeles and Allen Temple Baptist Church of Oakland; three gates in the North: Zion Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit and Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland; and the three churches in the South: Third Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in New Orleans, Wheat Street Baptist Church in Atlanta and Canaan Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

Keywords: Concord Baptist Church; Abyssinian Baptist Church; Allen A.M.E. Church; First A.M.E. Church; Second Baptist Church; Allen Temple Baptist Church; Zion Baptist Church; Hartford Memorial Baptist Church; Olivet Institutional Baptist Church; Third Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church

Chapter.  10233 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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