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Title supplied by cataloger. The term "Missionary Baptist" originated in the early 1800's 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 Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church cornerstone, located at 4415 Hooper Avenue and Vernon Avenue. The cornerstone, which is encased in the stone wall at the entrance reads: "Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church - Organized Sept. 7, 1957 - Rev. Charles B. Doss - Founder-Pastor". Photograph dated: May 2004.
1 photographic print :col. ;11 x 16 cm. Photographic prints
00075735 Jeff Allen Houses of Worship Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; GPC_b84_f4_i60 CARL0000080466 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/120830
Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church (Los Angeles, Calif.) Baptist church buildings--California--Los Angeles Church buildings--California--Los Angeles Stone walls--California--Los Angeles Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs Jeff Allen Houses of Worship Collection photographs