Nashville Places of Worship
National Baptist World Center
DESCRIPTION: World headquarters for the National Baptist Convention of the USA.
ADDRESS: 1700 Baptist World Center Drive, Nashville, TN MAP
Born Again Church
DESCRIPTION: Church home of the Winans, the First Family of Gospel, and well known for spirit-filled Gospel services.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 9a & 1p
ADDRESS: 858 West Trinity Lane, Nashville, TN MAP
House of God Church
DESCRIPTION:One of the nation’s oldest church conventions is held here every June; the church celebrated its 100 convention anniversary in 2000. It owns more land in Nashville than any other African American church.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 11a
ADDRESS: 2717 West Heiman Street, Nashville, TN MAP
Mount Zion Baptist Church
DESCRIPTION: A ministry on the move for the new millennium; one of Nashville’s largest and fastest growing churches
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 7:30a & 10:45a
ADDRESS:1112 Jefferson Street, Nashville, TN MAP
Temple Baptist Church
DESCRIPTION: A very large, fast growing ministry and congregation.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 7:30a & 10a
ADDRESS: 3810 King’s Lane, Nashville, TN MAP
Capers Memorial CME Church
DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1832, it is the oldest African American church in Nashville. A Methodist minister, James Gwin, started preaching to local slaves around 1828-29. Under his leadership, the African Mission continued to grow to a membership of 819 by 1833. In 1851, a lot to build a new church on Hynes Street and McCreary Street near the Nashville-Chattanooga Railway Depot was purchased. Capers Church also became the first local structure built exclusively for a black church. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10:45a
ADDRESS: 319 Fifteenth Ave North, Nashville, TN MAP
St. John AME Church
DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1863, it is Nashville’s oldest AME church.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 11a
ADDRESS: 1822 Formosa Street, Nashville, TN MAP
First Baptist Church – Capitol Hill
DESCRIPTION: The church was one of three descendants of First Colored Baptist Church, it was established in 1848 as a mission of the White First Baptist Church and led by Nelson Merry; Merry was Nashville’s first ordained Black minister. The church was one of six Black churches in this area before the Capital Hill Redevelopment Plan of the 1950s. The church was an important meeting place for leaders of the Civil Rights Movement.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 8a & 11a
ADDRESS: 900 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN MAP
Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church
DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1887 as North College Street Baptist Church from a storefront Sunday School. The name later changed to Third Avenue Baptist Church. The new sancutuary was built in 1976and it is possibly the most cherished church in the historically Black Jefferson Street district.
SUNDAY WORSHIP: 8a & 10:45a
ADDRESS: 2708 Jefferson Street, Nashville, TN MAP