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Title
First Missionary Baptist Church, exterior
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Creator
Allen, Jeff
Date Created and/or Issued
2004
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Title supplied by cataloger.; Verso of photograph lists the church address as 1357 E. 57th Street, but this address is linked to a residential home.
The term "Missionary Baptist" originated in the early 1800s during the rise of the modern missions movement, which was a movement among Baptists (as well as other Christian denominations) to organize para-church institutions for the promotion and funding of evangelism, Bible and literature publication, schools, charitable and social work, and other religious causes. This movement created extensive controversy among Baptists, drawing harsh criticism from those who considered these new institutions subversive of traditional Baptist polity. Those who opposed the innovations became known as anti-missions, and those advocating them as missionary Baptists. Many of the "missionary Baptist" churches and associations eventually adopted the epithet "missionary" into their official names, and, what started as a descriptive term became a new religious denomination - Missionary Baptists. However, the name never became universally used among the advocates of the missionary institution.
Front view of First Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1300 E. 57th Street and Hooper Avenue, showing a large red brick structure. The main entrance is made up of a trio of double doors, and multi-paned windows can be seen directly above; a tower with a simple white cross is visible to the left. The marquee on the right lists Darnell Jones as the Pastor. Photograph dated: May 2004.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :color ;11 x 16 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00075652
Jeff Allen Houses of Worship Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
GPC_b84_f2_i58
CARL0000080439
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/120815
Subject
First Missionary Baptist Church (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Baptist church buildings--California--Los Angeles
Church buildings--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs
Jeff Allen Houses of Worship Collection photographs

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