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History of The Abyssinian Baptist Church

Our history conveys a rich legacy of leadership and faith, our activist commitment to serving the needs of the local and global community and a dedication to our mission of winning more souls for Christ.

Abyssinian Grows

1856

The Rev. William Spellman became pastor.  During Spellman’s tenure from 1856 to 1885, membership increased to 1,600.

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