Hallandale Beach in Broward County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Greater Ward Chapel
African Methodist Episcopal Church
—Established 1902 —
In 1902 a mustard seed was planted in the community, and with God's blessing a group known as the "Pioneers" established the first church, which blossomed the dream into a reality.
The church was named after the late Bishop Thomas D. Ward and was originally located at the corner of 1st Avenue and 3rd Street, under the leadership of Reverend W.H. Maddox. As a small farming community with a scattered population, the membership grew slowly at first, and services were held only twice a month.
By 1958, the church had grown by leaps and bounds, and under the dynamic leadership of the late Reverend David A. Russell, Sr. a sanctuary was built at this location.
Over many decades the Church has been blessed with exceptional leadership and has produced many outstanding leaders and visionaries who helped to shape and solidify the community.
On March 17, 2002 Greater Ward Chapel celebrated its 100th anniversary under the leadership of Reverend Arthur J. Davis. Reverend John Wesley Williams Jr. currently serves as the pastor of Greater Ward Chapel, which stands as the bulwark of the community where God is glorified.
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Location. 25° 59.685′ N, 80° 9.292′ W. Marker is in Hallandale Beach, Florida, in Broward County. Marker is at the intersection of Northwest 6th Avenue and Northwest 9th Street, on the right when traveling south on Northwest 6th Avenue . Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 NW 6th Avenue , Hallandale FL 33009, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Anne’s Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Melina's (approx. 1.2 miles away); Central Arcade (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hollywood Publishing Company/Hollywood News Building (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wellons & McGowan (approx. 1.3 miles away); Joe's Tropical Café (approx. 1.3 miles away); Morse Arcade (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hallandale Beach.
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