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Dania Beach in Broward County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Saint Ruth Missionary Baptist Church

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Saint Ruth Missionary Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, July 31, 2019
1. Saint Ruth Missionary Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  The Saint Ruth Missionary Baptist Church was organized in 1908 by the late Charlie Chambers and a few other faithful souls in Modello, Florida. The Church was named Saint Ruth in honor of Brother Charie Chamber's daughter, Ruth. The first place of worship was in a small house on Northwest Fourth Avenue in Modello, Florida. The first sanctuary was erected on Northwest Fourth Avenue from lumber recovered from the Atlantic Ocean front, now known as Dania Beach. In the early 1900's St. Ruth housed the first colored public school in Modello, which had nine students.

In 1920 Isadore Mizell and Joseph Sidney and others moved the sanctuary from Northwest Fourth Avenue to Northwest Fifth Avenue and Second Street. The first Pastor was Reverend Watson and the first two ushers in Saint Ruth were Jesse Davis and Marilyn Henderson. The first offering trays the church used were saucers from Mrs. Della Chunn's kitchen. All but the floor of the church was destroyed by the hurricane of 1926, commonly referred to as the "26 Storm", but the members continued to worship on the platform. In 1947 under the leadership of Rev. L.W. Wright, Saint Ruth's membership
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divided and Greater Trinity of Dania Beach was organized.

We are proud of our history as members of the body of Christ. We praise God for the work He has done through those who have gone before us. It is our prayer as we continue to grow in HIS grace and HIS love, that our love for our church, God, community and one another will be multiplied.
 
Erected 2010 by Dania Beach City Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
 
Location. 26° 3.339′ N, 80° 8.787′ W. Marker is in Dania Beach, Florida, in Broward County. Marker is at the intersection of Northwest 5th Avenue and Northwest 2nd Street, on the right when traveling south on Northwest 5th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 145 Northwest 5th Avenue, Dania FL 33004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Sinai United Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); Mackey Airlines, Inc. (approx. 1.1 miles away); Link Trainer Building #8 (approx. 1.7 miles away); Captain Joshua James (approx. 2.2 miles away); Fated Barks (approx. 2.2 miles away); Colored Beach at John U. Lloyd State Park
Saint Ruth Missionary Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, July 31, 2019
2. Saint Ruth Missionary Baptist Church and Marker
(approx. 2.9 miles away); Hammerstein House (approx. 3 miles away); Denison Family Homesite Broward Marine (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dania Beach.
 
Also see . . .  St Ruth Missionary Baptist Church. (Submitted on March 12, 2020.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 11, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 11, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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