Before she burned

Long before Africans were taken from their homes and cargoed to Boston, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France open its doors to the world. We took this photo during our March visit before she burned. Boston can proudly boast about owning one of the oldest black churches in the United States.

Boston faith believers

Black church history

The church was among the first crop of buildings built in New England towns. And many from the 17th century are still standing. Boston Black church services is held in large, historic buildings, storefronts sized churches at churches without walls. The largest Black church in Boston named Jubliee got its start in the 80's branded as a "church without walls. It was a mobile as a laptop. I fondly remember services held at Strand Theatre when the kids were growing up.

A church in Cambridge Main street Central Square
church in Cambridge

Blacks and their churches came into America together. Philadelphia's AME church system was founded by an Obama-like charismatic leader in Richard Allen. African Americans became the most religious group of people in America says Pew Research who has studied this in detail. The City of Boston was put on the map by church people who came over from Amsterdam. Now Boston offers Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal, Holiness, nondenominational, Catholic, Christian, Episcopal, unaffiliated, Muslim, Protestant, and other churches. Most people you ask will tell you they believe in a God.

Black Family photo in the living room
I am my mom's only son. Here's my three sisters and their kids. They go to church a lot.


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Black Ministerial Alliance members and other churches

The Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston (BMA) convenes 80 faith-based and community-based organizations with over 20,000 parishioners. | website:

Grove Hall

Twelfth Baptist Church is located at 150 Warren St, Roxbury, MA 02119, (617) 442-7855.

Church Line offers a directory of ALL Black churches in Metro Boston.

Oldest Black Church in America

In Boston, the African Meeting House on Beacon Hill marries a lot of Black folks. It is arguably the oldest church constructed and owned by free blacks in America.

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