St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 2011

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Title

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 2011

Alternative Title

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Churches--Florida
Baptist Church
African American churches--Southern States
Baptists--Florida
Georgetown (Sanford, Fla.)

Description

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, located at 813 Pine Avenue in Georgetown, an African-American community in Sanford, Florida, in 2011. Considered the oldest African-American Baptist church in Sanford, St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church was first organized under an arbor brush in 1878. Construction of the first church building began in 1880 on land purchased from General Henry Shelton Sanford and his wife, Gertrude Dupuy Sanford, in November of 1881. The church was a small wooden structure administered by its first settled pastor, Reverend Paul Youmans, until 1886.

A new, larger church was constructed in 1889 and served the congregation until its condemnation in 1958. After the church was condemned, members of the congregation held services at Hopper Elementary School for approximately one month. Following the use of the elementary school, the congregation met at the Seventh Day Adventist Church located on the corner of Pine Avenue and East Seventh Street. After the completion of their current church, the congregation finally relocated to their new building on February 5, 1961. This church structure stands at the same location of the initial church's small wooden building, and continues to demonstrate deep pride within their community's faith, history, and involvement.

Creator

MacDonald, Kathleen

Source

Original color digital images by Kathleen MacDonald, August 3, 2011.

Date Created

2011-08-03

Is Part Of

Churches of Sanford Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

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Medium

6 color digital images

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Georgetown Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Item Creation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Kathleen MacDonald and published by RICHES of Central Florida.

Curator

MacDonald, Kathleen

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Bentley, Altermese Smith. History of the First South Florida Missionary Baptist Association, 1888-1988. Chuluota, Fla: Published for the Association by Mickler House Publishers, 1988.
Joiner, E. Earl. A History of Florida Baptists. Jacksonville, Fla: Printed by Convention Press, 1972.
Flewellyn, Valada S. African Americans of Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2009.

Transcript

ST PAUL BAPTIST CHURCH

Worship Service
11:00 a.m.
Sunday School
9:30 a.m.
Thursday Bible Study & Prayer
7:00 p.m.
Pastor Lowman Olive

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6 color digital images

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