ATLVault: The legacy of Ebenezer Baptist Church
Rev. John Vaughn, executive pastor, speaks with Atlanta News First on the church’s history and its current place in America and the world
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Located in downtown Atlanta, Ebenezer Baptist Church was founded in 1886 by Pastor John A. Parker and eight others.
Affiliated with the Progressive National Baptist Convention and American Baptist Churches USA, it was the church where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was co-pastor from 1960 until his assassination in 1968; the location of the funerals of both Dr. King and congressman John Lewis; and the church for which U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock has been pastor since 2005.
Ebenezer is located in the historic area now designated as the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park.
Rev. John Vaughn is the executive pastor, and he speaks with ATLVault on the church’s history and its current place in America and the world.
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