Albion Interactive History / Bethel Baptist Church

Albion Interactive History

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Bethel Baptist Church, 1918
    Built 1929

Bethel Baptist Church was one of the first churches founded by the black community, in 1918. The church building was erected in 1929, and it is still in use today.

Bethel Baptist Church bible school children, July 1958 photo. Front row (L-R): Phil Marphy, Barbara Wheeler, Sonsiera Bridges, Charlene Whitehead, Veronica wimberly, Ricardo Wimberly. Back row: Rev. Marion Wheeler, Esther Wimberly, Willie G. Armstrong, David Kurtz, Timothy Kurtz, Sheryl Bradford, Estelle Wimberly Crum.

Sunday School class at the Bethel Baptist church about 1930.

Source: Frank Passic. A Pictorial History of Albion, Michigan; From the Archives of the Albion Historical Society. Dallas, Texas: Curtis Media Corporation. 1991.

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