Detroit Places of Worship

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Detroit Places of Worship

Detroit Places of Worship have extra historical significance considering that some churches were a major part of the Underground Railroad, the Nation of Islam was founded here and there’s other black churches of national significance.

Second Baptist Church
DESCRIPTION: The mother Black Baptist church in Michigan was founded in 1836 and simultaneously became Detroit’s first Black church. It was the region’s primary Underground Railroad Station. 5,000 ancestors escaped slavery through this church to freedom in Windsor, Ontario just across the Detroit River. Tour the basement which served as the UGRR station. For a better understanding of the station’s national importance, make an appointment to tour.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10:30a
ADDRESS: 441-461 Monroe Avenue, Detroit, MI MAP
PHONE: 313-961-0920
WEBSITE: http://www.secondbaptistdetroit.org

Historic First Congregational Church
DESCRIPTION: The first Saturday of each month, this church hosts tours of the Underground Railroad. The tour is a compilation of experiences from plantation slave to freedom in Canada tours.
SUNDAY WORSHIP:
ADDRESS: 33 East Forest 
Avenue, Detroit, MI MAP
PHONE: 313-831-4080
WEBSITE: http://www.friendsoffirst.com

Masjid Al-Fatha
DESCRIPTION: An orthodox Muslim temple in Detroit.
WORSHIP: 5 daily prayers
ADDRESS: 1605 West Davison, Detroit, MI MAP
PHONE: 313-961-0940
WEBSITE: none

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
DESCRIPTION: In 1911, Father Joseph Wuest established a mission in St Mary’s school specifically for African Americans near the Greektown district. As the congregation grew in 1914 Father Wuest bought a empty church at this current location; it has flourished as the mother church of African American Catholicism in the metro area.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 8a & 10a
ADDRESS: 1000 Eliot Street, Detroit, MI MAP
PHONE: 313-831-1356
WEBSITE: http://www.sacredheartdetroit.com

Bethel AME Church
DESCRIPTION: This mother AME Church in Michigan was founded 1841; also a station on the Underground Railroad. The church is also notable for establishing the oldest African American credit union in Detroit, a non-profit housing corporation which has built 3 apt complexes, and for organizing the Booker T Washington Business Association. Stork’s Nest #1 was founded here by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Berry Gordy and his extended family were included among the 2,000 congregates. Lastly, the church was a major non-corporate fund raiser for the Museum of African American History.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 8a & 11a
ADDRESS: 5050 Richard Allen Blvd, Detroit, MI MAP
PHONE: 313-831-8810
WEBSITE: http://bethelamechurchdetroit.com

New St. Paul Tabernacle of Detroit COGIC
DESCRIPTION: Founded 1918, it is probably the oldest Church of God in Christ in greater Detroit.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 8a & 11a
ADDRESS: 15340 Southfield Drive, Detroit, MI MAP
PHONE: 313-835-5329
WEBSITE: http://nspt.org/welcome/

Muhammad Mosque #1
DESCRIPTION: The Nation of Islam mosque in Detroit.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10a
ADDRESS: 14880 Wyoming Street, Detroit, MI MAP
PHONE: 313-931-4873
WEBSITE: http://www.mosque1.noidetroit.org

Masjid Wali Muhammad
DESCRIPTION: Founded by Wallace D. Muhammad’s Islamic organization, it is only two doors away from the Nation of Islam founding site.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10a
ADDRESS: 11529 Linwood Street, Detroit, MI MAP
PHONE: 313-868-2131
WEBSITE: http://www.masjidwalimuhammad.org

Shrine of the Black Madonna
DESCRIPTION: This stoic, brown brick church has sister Pan African Orthodox Christian churches in Houston and Atlanta; noted for celebrating Mary, Joseph and Jesus as people of color; a healthy display of red, black and green colors in the sanctuary; congregation size is 5,000
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 11:15a
ADDRESS: 7625 Linwood Street, Detroit, MI MAP
PHONE: 313-898-0360
WEBSITE: http://www.shrinebookstore.com

Ebenezer AME Church
DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1871 and formerly located on Brush & Willis Streets, the current edifice fronts the Richard Allen Memorial Park; congregation size is 1,200; many ministries for prisoners, homeless, family life, substance abuse, and radio
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 7:30a & 10:30a
ADDRESS: 5151 West Chicago Street, Detroit, MI MAP
PHONE: 313-933-6943
WEBSITE: http://www.thebigeonline.com

New Light Baptist Church
DESCRIPTION: Peering through the other side of Richard Allen Memorial Park one sees the neo-classical Greek colonnade front of the church; a fast growing congregation
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 7:30a and 10:30a
ADDRESS: 5240 West Chicago Street, Detroit, MI MAP
PHONE: 313-931-1111
WEBSITE: none

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