The Presbytery of Boston church directory lists Afro-American, Hispanic, Taiwanese and Korean churches within a 40 mile radius of Boston.
Union United Methodist church is a historical black church in Boston's South End. Last time I attended UU, Jesse Jackson was in town campaigning and stopped there to host a fundraiser.
St. Stephens Episcopal Church is located in the South End across from Washington Park. Vicar Tim Crellin and Director of Youth Programs Liz Steinhauser are some amazing people. I've worked for them a number of years. Installing the first WIFI and downstairs computer lab, file server and extending the network beyond the front office, I've spent many hours there and know its a quality church and South End community center.
Jubilee is the largest black church in Greater Boston. It has a location on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan and purchased church property from Catholic owners in Stoughton. I attended Jublilee when it was named Church without Walls - used to meet anywhere an empty space could hold everybody, including Strand Theater.
I saw the congregation purchase its Blue Hill church property and eventually develop the $700,000 Axiom music recording studio and Sanctuary Book Store. A few years later, I went in with a team to re-wire the A/V snake and update mixing console equipment and audio playback amps which were always blowing out due to a under-voltage condition, however; the sanctuary was so busy - there were so many events scheduled and so many things happening that no way could we unplug and replace gear at the time. Jubiliee may have more Havard-educated church members and a congregation that dishes out more financial scholarships to member high school students than all the other congregations combined.
Morning Star Baptist Church sits on a big hill overlooking Blue Hill smack dab in the hood. You can watch live broadcast online and listen to live services. The Bishop John M. Borders, III, is Senior Pastor. The construction management company who helped build it is profiled on our black business page.
Bethel AME Church in Jamaica Plain is on Walk Hill Street. I seem to always be passing by Bethel marveling at its classically serious wood front door, stone and and beautiful architecture.
Holy Tabernacle Church on Washington street Dorchester is next to Muhammad's Mosque No. 11. in Roxbury a few doors down. Holy Tab church is a major community influence with a beautiful interior and one of the most dedicated media production volunteer staffs you will ever find in a black church. And the music made there is amazing and the service is too. During a consult visit to improve video recording technology we noticed how important the free food pantry is to the community due to how well-stocked and managed the food trailer is. We recommend this church.
Muhammad's Mosque No. 11, Grove Hall, Roxbury has 2,090 Facebook page likes at the time of this writing. Think Malcom X and the Nation of Islam and you got it. A colleague is a Muslim and has worshipped there and followed its Minister Don Muhammad for years. He was part of the Fruit of Islam and drove the limo for Minister Farrakhan on his visits to Boston. And because I witnessed his dedication to the Islamic faith at work and during his spare time when he visited inmates at Suffolk County Jail as a missionary, in addition to being a regular dad and husband, there is something special about being a Muslim follower and member of the Muhammad's Mosque No. II ( not to be confused with the Boston Islamic Society new building ) if you are so inclined. Check it out.
St. Paul AME Church in Cambridge, MA is located in Central Square and just about everybody anywhere knows about St. Paul. The church bought computers from a prior business and some of those Cambridge employees were attending St. Paul.
Charles Street AME Church, Roxbury - boy has it been in the news over its black bank loan troubles. Things have been quiet lately as far as the public disclosure is concerned about the bank deal so hopefully the deal is getting quietly done. Chares Street AME (CSAC) is an education - conscious congregation located at 551 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02121. Its Pastor is Gregory G. Groover. He was appointed by Mayor Menino to the Boston School Committee in 2007 and left that position with the school board at the beginning of 2013.
United House of Prayer Church in Roxbury (617) 442-0105, on Seaver street is just around the corner from NCAAA - the National Center of Afro-American Artists museum. This church has a soul-food restaurant specializing in tasty southern-styled and offering catering from 11-4 Tuesdays thru Sundays. The United House of Prayer for All People on the Rock of the Apostolic Faith temple is at 206 Seaver Street, Roxbury in a huge renovated multi-million dollar building across the street from the Franklin Park zoo. No web address found.
Nigerian churches in Boston - it was a long, religious, beautiful wedding at a church on Blue Hill Avenue in Grove Hall considered a Nigerian church ... I'll come back later to add name and location. It was a Nigerian wedding between the daughter of a king / leader and a police officer. It lasted from 8 am to well past midnight when you consider the private reception and ceremony held on a golf course centered country club where the Prince and Princess ( bride and groom ) were eventually swept away from the cheering crowd in a white helicopter headed to heaven knows where.
The first Boston Black Church sits on Beacon Hill at a historic site and popular tourist attraction.
View a Black Boston church directory online at Churchline.com.
See more about churches listed here on the Churchline highlights section.
Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston, Inc. 617.445.2737 (BMA) is an alliance of over 80 faith-based and community-based organizations. The BMC receives massive funding injections from the Boston Foundation and offer funding to faith-based non-profits and related programs. web site
The Black Ministerial Alliance holds monthly breakfast Meetings from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the Charles Street AME Church at 551 Warren Street. These meetings may or may not be open to the general public - inquire.
- May 14, 2013 - Leadership Development/Interchurch Relations
- June 11, 2013 - Committee Reports
Haitian Church Connections: Eglise De Dieu Bethel in Dorchester at 347 Washington Street and the Bowdoin Avenue intersection and there are many Haitian churches. For recommendations call HAU (617) 298.2876; HAPHI (617) 298-8076 or AFAB (617) 287-0096.
World religons in Greater Boston are: Afro-Caribbean, Bahá'í, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Native, Paganism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism and others. Get the addresses.