Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd / Founding Members

Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd / Founding Members (HM23PR)

Location: Mobile, AL 36617 Mobile County
Buy Alabama State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 30° 42.601', W 88° 5.214'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 343 views
Inscription

Est. 1854 / May 28, 1854

Front
Alabama's oldest African-American Episcopal congregation was fostered in Trinity Church by the Reverend J. A. Massey. The Right Reverend Nicholas H. Cobbs, D.D., Alabama's first Episcopal Bishop confirmed the seven founding members, free and
enslaved men and women, on May 28, 1854.

Initially, services were held in the "Love and Charity Hall" on Dearborn Street and
St. Michael Street. The first church was built on the north side of St. Michael Street
between Cedar Street and Warren Street. In 1884, the congregation moved to a new
location at 554 State Street.

From 1896-1912, the church was served by its first African-American priest, the
Reverend J.J.N. Thompson. In 1930, the Reverend F. H. Threet, a parishioner, became
the first African-American priest to receive ordination in the Diocese of Alabama.

The current site was dedicated on May 28, 1964, the 110th year anniversary, under the leadership of the Reverend John W. B. Thompson.

We will continue to love and serve the community, giving thanks to God for our rich
heritage.

Rear

Founding Members
May 28, 1854
John Bryan
Joshua Davis
Mariah Davis
William Johnson
Hynson Jones
James Scott
Lucy Trueheart
Details
HM NumberHM23PR
Tags
Year Placed2017
Placed ByDora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 395922 N 3397969
Decimal Degrees30.71001667, -88.08690000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 42.601', W 88° 5.214'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 42' 36.06" N, 88° 5' 12.84" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)251
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 605 Donald St, Mobile AL 36617, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?