Second Baptist Church

Second Baptist Church

Calling themselves the Second Baptist Society, a small group of Battle Creek African Americans worshipped in their homes prior to 1849. That year, led by the Reverends Parmalee and Harris of the white First Baptist Church, they officially purchased a building from the Methodists. The Reverend J.W. Lackley was the first pastor. In 1930 the congregation incorporated as the Second Missionary Baptist Church.
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Registered Site L2082
Erected 2000

Location: 485 N. Washington Street
Battle Creek, Calhoun County

Topics:
Baptist Churches
Black History

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Latitude: 42.339693, Longitude: -85.190379

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