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.

Church List

Historic Twelfth Baptist Church
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birtday Celebration 2018
Speaker: Mayor Walsh, City of Boston

12 Street Church MLK service

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Faith Based Community Service

The Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston (BMA) is an alliance of over 80 faith-based and community-based organizations. Highlights: BMA participating churches represent over 20,000 parishioners; its Boston Foundation funded initiatives serve over 106 faith-based organizations; these efforts have impacted over 26,000 youth and families in Boston’s poorest neighborhoods.
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Boston Black Ministerial Alliance Board Members lead these churches

Twelfth Baptist Church
150 Warren St, Roxbury, MA 02119
(617) 442-7855 web site

Peoples Baptist Church
830 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118
(617) 427-0424 web site

The Historic Charles Street A.M.E. Church
551 Warren St, Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 442-7770 web site

Jubilee Christian Church
1500 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126
(617) 296-5683 web site

Deliverance Temple Church of God
232 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 442-4330 web site

United Baptist Church
322 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 522-7293

Bethel AME Church
40 Walk Hill St, Boston, MA 02130
(617) 524-7900 web site

The Way of the Cross Church

Wesley United Methodist Church
1076 Washington St Dorchester Center, MA 02124
(617) 298-1886

more recommended churches

Pentecostal Tabernacle
a Bible-teaching church
Central Square Cambridge, MA
web site

St. Stephens Episcopal Church
Tim Crellian, Vicar
419 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 262-9070 | web site
also their Church of St. Augustine & St. Martin
29 Lenox Street in Lower Roxbury

Greater Love Tabernacle
Rev. William E. Dickerson, pastor
101 Nightingale St
Dorchester Center, MA 02124
(617) 740-9480 | Web site

Grace Church of All Nations
451 Washington St
Dorchester Center, MA 02124
(617) 825-6757 | web site