Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, Georgia (Images of America Series)

Overview


Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta was founded in 1886. The name Ebenezer means "rock or stone of help." From a small group of believers, many of whom were former slaves, in a boxlike structure on Airline Alley, Ebenezer has grown to an internationally known church with over 4,000 members. The Gothic architecture of the Heritage Sanctuary on Auburn Avenue, coupled with the influence of the African meetinghouse seen in the architecture of the Horizon Sanctuary across the street, reflects the diversity of outreach...
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Overview


Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta was founded in 1886. The name Ebenezer means "rock or stone of help." From a small group of believers, many of whom were former slaves, in a boxlike structure on Airline Alley, Ebenezer has grown to an internationally known church with over 4,000 members. The Gothic architecture of the Heritage Sanctuary on Auburn Avenue, coupled with the influence of the African meetinghouse seen in the architecture of the Horizon Sanctuary across the street, reflects the diversity of outreach of Ebenezer's ministry. Ebenezer has been a beacon of racial pride and social consciousness. The love and cooperation between the members and the pastor have created a family atmosphere that has sustained the growth and expansion of the church.
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No church was named more aptly than Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church. "Ebenezer" means "rock or stone of help," a mission that this "church for all nations" has been fulfilling ever since it first opened its doors in 1886. This Images of America pictorial celebrates the house of worship that ministers Martin Luther King Sr. and Martin Luther King Jr. made a national institution. Benjamin Ridgeway's book records the evolution of Ebenezer from a tiny boxlike structure into an internationally known church with thousands of members.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738567983
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 7/6/2009
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,360,864
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Author Benjamin C. Ridgeway, an educator and a member of Ebenezer for more than 30 years, has collected the images in this book from the church archives, longtime members, and other sources. The images illustrate an environment out of which many leaders in both the religious and political worlds have come.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 6

1 Beginnings 9

2 Growth and Development 15

3 New Horizons 85

4 A Church for All Nations 117

Bibliography 127

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