Antioch Baptist Church


On April 23, 1866 in the presence of Reverend George Tucker and Reverend William Baliss of First Baptist Church, seventy-three members of the community received honorable dismissal from the church and formed the First Colored Baptist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana. The church was dedicated on August 18, 1871. Twenty years later the church underwent a renovation; a pool was added, new parsons elected, and three lots on Texas Avenue bought. The congregation poured the foundation for their church in the late 1800’s. The church was destroyed by a storm, but it was rebuilt at a cost of $3,198.45. The church, designed by local architect N. S. Allen, was dedicated at 1057 Texas Avenue in 1903. The church’s name changed to Union Missionary Baptist Church and then finally to Antioch Baptist Church.

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