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Title
Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church, 1st cornerstone
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Creator
Allen, Jeff
Date Created and/or Issued
2005
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.
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.
Photograph shows a close-up of the Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church cornerstone, located at 1154 E. 92nd Street and Hooper Avenue. The cornerstone reads: "Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church - Organized 1951 - Built 1953 - Rev. J.S. Townsend - Pastor-Builder - A. G. Mallard, Ch. Of Bd. - O. B. Burkhalter, Clerk". Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church was remodeled in 1978. Photograph dated: December 2005.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :color ;11 x 16 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00075659
Jeff Allen Houses of Worship Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
GPC_b84_f3_i7
CARL0000080435
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/120813
Subject
Greater New Light 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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