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In the year 1892, a few Christian hearted members realized the apparent need for establishing a church; and so, these earliest founders began house-to-house prayer meetings. As the membership increased, the meeting place changed from homes to an old community school, where plans were formulated to purchase a church building.


In 1941, St. Phillips Baptist Church was forced to vacate a newly renovated building on St. Phillips Hill, due to the Urban Renewal Movement. This area is presently known as Spring Valley in Northwest, Washington, DC. Once the St. Phillips Baptist Church congregation vacated the Spring Valley location, they purchased a property located at 1718 Florida Avenue, Northwest, Washington, DC, where they held their church services.

In 1948, The St. Phillips Baptist Church purchased a new church property at 1001 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington DC. Former ministers and sons of this church will long be remembered as men who were loyal, patient, tolerant and as leaders gave themselves and their services unselfishly, to foster growth and expansion of the church in its goal of spiritual enrichment.


St. Phillips Baptist Church

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