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Greater Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, sign
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Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Allen, Jeff
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Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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 view of the Greater Antioch Missionary Baptist Church sign. The church, located at 1500 E. 20th Street and corner of Hooper, was formerly known as Old Time Methodist Mission. It is unclear if the church is still in operation since most, if not all, of the windows appear to be boarded up (not visible in this shot). Photograph dated: July 2005.
1 photographic print :col. ;11 x 16 cm.
Photographic prints
Jeff Allen Houses of Worship Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
Greater Antioch Missionary Baptist Church (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Baptist church buildings--California--Los Angeles
Signs and signboards--California--Los Angeles
Church buildings--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs
Jeff Allen Houses of Worship Collection photographs

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