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The Early History of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church I
This is a collection of articles about the early history of St. Mark MB Church. According to Florence historian Lee Freeman, the documented history begins with John Portlock: "John A. Portlock (1802-1878) was a North Carolina native who ran a…
A History of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church II
"This is a collection of articles about the early history of St. Mark MB Church. According to Florence historian Lee Freeman, the documented history begins with John Portlock: "John A. Portlock (1802-1878) was a North Carolina native who ran a…
Colored Church to Have Tent Meeting.
A Thursday, May 17, 1934 Florence Tribune notice for an upcoming tent meeting by evangelist Marshal Keeble at the East Alabama Street Church of Christ.
In 1927 noted black Church of Christ evangelist Bro. Marshal Keeble conducted a gospel meeting…
Negro Spirituals Sung in the Baptist Church
A Florence Herald article from May 20, 1932 describing a concert at the white First Baptist Church in Florence by the choir of the "colored Baptist Church in Florence", probably a reference to St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church on Alabama Street.
A March 19, 1896 Florence Herald newspaper list of preaching appointments for the Bethel, Galiliee and Goodhope Missionary Baptist Churches at Oakland and Smithsonia at the Bend of the River in Western Lauderdale County.
Photograph of Rev. William Carter, pastor, First Baptist Church (Sheffield)
This is a newspaper photograph of Reverend William Carter, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Sheffield.
Rev. L.J. Green
This is a newspaper photograph and article about L.J. Green, pastor at St. Mark Baptist Church in Florence.
Rev. James Hampton
This is a newspaper photograph and article about the Rev. James Hampton, born in north Alabama in 1858. Hampton attended Roger Williams University in Nashville and lived in Russellville, AL, at the time of the article.
Rev. D.P. Moore, presiding elder of the Florence District, A.M.E. church
This is a newspaper photograph and article about Rev. D.P. Moore, presiding elder of the Florence district A.M.E. church.
Reverend Aaron Troupe
This is a newspaper photograph and article about Reverend Aaron Troupe, president of the Muscle Shoals Sunday school convention.