As much a house of progress as a house of prayer, Abyssinian has faithfully served its community since its inception in 1808, fortifying its members from pre-Civil War to post-Civil Rights America. Four maverick pastors shepherded the flock through the social and political turmoil of the twentieth century.
For the past decade, Robert Gore has been Abyssinian's official photographer. We've Come This Far reflects both his personal connection and unparalleled access to the church. Drawing on archival materials in addition to his own private library, Gore provides an intimate, exclusive look into this most powerful parish.
Author Biography: Robert L. Gore, Jr. is the chair of the Board of Trustees of the Abyssinian Baptist Church and has served as the church's official photographer for the past decade.