Our history is rich and diverse. Erin Borders recently completed a documentary series that tells our story. We invite to watch and learn about the past, present and future of Wheat Street. As you watch these stories we invite you to join us to write the next chapter of our history. Something special is happening at Wheat Street as we look back in order to move forward. We are experiencing a revival in this Sankofa moment.
To God be the Glory for the renowned Historic Wheat Street Baptist Church for one hundred fifty (150) years of praising and worshiping God and serving as a beacon of hope and light for the Historic Old Fourth Ward Community seated adjacent to
This Mighty Fortress has served as a vital spiritual, civil and social institution for the Sweet Auburn and Historic Old Fourth Ward Communities since its inception. One example of a major institution which began in the basement of the church, was the Butler Street Young Men’s Christian Association in 1894 by J.S. Brandon. The dominant activity for this organization during the early years was songs and prayers on Sunday afternoons. The present edifice, constructed in August 1921, replaced the original church building destroyed by
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Reverend William Henry Tillman
Reverend Peter James Bryant
Reverend J. Raymond Henderson
Reverend William Holmes Borders, Sr.
Reverend Dr. Michael Neely Harris
Reverend Ralph Basui Watkins, MFA, DMin, PhD