Columbia Places of Worship

Bethel AME Church, Columbia Places of Worship

Bethel AME Church, Columbia

Columbia Places of Worship

Bethel AME Church
DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1826, the congregation erected the present sanctuary 55 years later; this three-story structure was designed by John Anderson Lankford, one of the first registered African-American architects in the United States and built in 1921.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 8a & 11a
ADDRESS: 219 Woodrow Street, Columbia, SC MAP
PHONE: 803-779-0138
WEBSITE: http://www.bethelamechurch.net

Bishop’s Memorial AME Church
DESCRIPTION: Built in 1907, this Colonial Revival church was originally named the Woodrow Memorial Presbyterian Church, a memorial to Dr. James Woodrow, an uncle of Woodrow Wilson and a professor at Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Columbia. In 1929, it became Salters Memorial A.M.E. Church and then changed to its current name in 1943.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10a
ADDRESS: 2221 Washington Street, Columbia, SC MAP
PHONE: 803-254-6686
WEBSITE: none

First Calvary Baptist Church
DESCRIPTION: The congregation first organized in 1865, then in the basement of the Mann-Simons Cottage at the corner of Marion and Richland Streets.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10:30a
ADDRESS: 1401 Pine Street, Columbia, SC MAP
PHONE: 803-256-3670
WEBSITE: none

Ladson Presbyterian Church
DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1838, its the oldest African American church in the city, Ladson began as a mission of the First Presbyterian Church.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 11a
ADDRESS: 1720 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC MAP
PHONE: 803-765-9192
WEBSITE: none

United House of Prayer for All People
DESCRIPTION: One of many Pentecostal churches around the country founded by Bishop Charles “Sweet Daddy” Grace, a native of the Cape Verde Islands, in the 1920s. Today the church is known nationally for its long tradition of feeding and clothing the poor.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 11a
ADDRESS: 2426 Read Street, Columbia, SC MAP
PHONE: 803-254-1246
WEBSITE: none

Zion Baptist Church
DESCRIPTION: Founded in the basement of a house on the corner of Hampton and Gadsden Streets, it is now the site of the Vietnam Memorial Park in 1861. The oldest Black Baptist church in Columbia.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 11a
ADDRESS: 801 Washington Street, Columbia, SC MAP
PHONE: 803-779-2809
WEBSITE: none

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