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Saint Phillips Monumental A.M.E. Church

 
 
Saint Phillips Monumental A.M.E. Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2008
1. Saint Phillips Monumental A.M.E. Church Marker
Inscription. The first African Methodist Church in Georgia was organized by the Rev. A. L. Stanford on June 16, 1865, at Savannah, Georgia and was given the name Saint Phillip African Methodist Episcopal Church. Two months and fifteen days later, the Sunday School had its beginning.

Many great preachers have pastored this historic church. One was Bishop Henry M. Turner, a member of the state legislature during Reconstruction and a leader of the Back-to-Africa movement in Georgia, who pastored this church from 1870 to 1874. A storm demolished the church building in September 1896 and the Odd Fellow`s Hall was secured for worship until the church could be rebuilt. The General Conference meeting in Waycross in 1897 renamed the church St. Phillips Monumental A.M.E. Church. Memorial tablets in the church carry the names and dates of service of all the bishops in Georgia and all pastors serving this congregation since the church`s beginning.

On May 7, 1961, the Church moved from Hall Street to its present location at Jefferson Street and Park Avenue.
 
Erected 1978 by Georgia Historic Marker. (Marker Number 025-91.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location.
Saint Phillips Monumental A.M.E. Church image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Saint Phillips Monumental A.M.E. Church
32° 3.942′ N, 81° 6.023′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on West Park Avenue near Jefferson Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. British Evacuation (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Georgia Volunteer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Eighth Air Force (approx. 0.2 miles away); McKelvey-Powell Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Francis Bartow (approx. mile away); Lawton Memorial (approx. mile away); Lafayette McLaws (approx. mile away); Nina Anderson Pape (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,537 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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