Saturday, April 16, 2016

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church - Fernandina Beach, FLorida

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church is the second oldest African American Church on Amelia Island. The church was founded in 1870 by Rev. Lewis Cook and met in member's homes until a church was constructed in 1878. The the original wooden structure burned on February 11, 1907. Under the direction of Rev P.A. Callaham the current building was completed on the same spot by November of that same year. A mere six years later in 1913 the mortgage was burned. Pretty impressive!

On the naming of the church one of the members said, 
"call her New Zion and she will never grow old".

The corner stone was laid in 1907.

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church
10 South 10th Street
Fernandina Beach, Florida
Information on the history was found at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church website.


  1. Replies
    1. I'd love to see them from the inside. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Pretty church! I loved those arched windows! Lovely.

  3. Looks a nice church with a bit of history. Good to see the foundation stone highlighted

  4. Hello Patti
    Very interesting architecture and wonderful picture.
    I like it very much.

    Have a nice week.

    1. Thanks Lucja-Maria! I hope you have a nice week also!


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