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Ebenezer Baptist Church (Atlanta, Georgia)

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Ebenezer Baptist Church
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Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta
LocationAtlanta
CountryUnited States
DenominationProgressive National Baptist Convention
Websiteebenezeratl.org
History
Founded1886

Ebenezer Baptist Church is an evangelical Christian Baptist church located in Atlanta, United States, affiliated with the Progressive National Baptist Convention.

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History

Interior of the church building in 2012
Interior of the church building in 2012

The church was founded in 1886 by Pastor John A. Parker and eight people.[1] In 1913, the church had 750 people.[2] In 1927, Martin Luther King Sr. became assistant pastor.[1] In 1960, Martin Luther King Jr. became co-pastor of the church with his father until 1968.[3]

Horizon Sanctuary in 2016
Horizon Sanctuary in 2016

In 1999, a new 1,700-seat church building called the Horizon Sanctuary was inaugurated on the site of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park.[4]

Since 2005, Raphael Warnock has been the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church;[5] he is the fifth person to serve as Ebenezer's senior pastor since its founding.[6] On January 30, 2020, Warnock announced his campaign for Kelly Loeffler's Senate seat during the 2020 special election. He has been endorsed by Stacey Abrams.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b Paul Finkelman, Cary D. Wintz, Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century Five-volume Set, Oxford University Press, USA, 2009, p. 119
  2. ^ Martin Luther King, Clayborne Carson, Ralph E. Luker, Peter Holloran, Penny A. Russell, The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Volume I: Called to Serve, January 1929-June 1951, University of California Press, USA, 1992, p. 13
  3. ^ Paul Finkelman, The Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties: A - F, Index, Taylor & Francis, USA, 2006, p. 889
  4. ^ KEVIN SACK, A New Place to Nourish One Dreamer's Legacy, nytimes.com, USA, MARCH 8, 1999
  5. ^ https://www.ajc.com/blog/politics/exclusive-pastor-historic-ebenezer-baptist-church-considers-senate-run/QWxTEK6UM7NaO2MojR9StL/
  6. ^ a b Fausset, Richard (January 30, 2020). "Citing 'Soul of Our Democracy,' Pastor of Dr. King's Church Enters Senate Race". The New York Times. Retrieved 31 January 2020.

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