Emmanuel Baptist Church (Brooklyn)


Emmanuel Baptist Church is a Baptist megachurch in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, on the northwest corner of Lafayette Avenue and St. James Place, affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA. The attendance is 2,200 peoples. The senior pastor is Anthony L. Trufant.

Emmanuel Baptist Church
40°41′18″N 73°57′54″W / 40.6884°N 73.9651°W / 40.6884; -73.9651
LocationBrooklyn, New York
DenominationAmerican Baptist Churches USA
Architect(s)Francis H. Kimball
StyleGothic Revival
Years built1887
Senior pastor(s)Anthony L. Trufant

History Edit

The congregation was established around 1882 with 194 members that had broken from the Washington Avenue Baptist Church (Brooklyn, New York). The Emmanuel congregation commissioned architect E. L. Roberts, the architect of the Washington Avenue Baptist Church, to build them a small, Gothic-style, two-story interim chapel on St. James Place (1882–1883)." Fund raising for the permanent church began in 1884.

It was built 1887 to designs by architect Francis H. Kimball in the Gothic Revival style "as a synthesis of the cathedral type and the Baptist preaching church." It is considered one of Kimball's finest designs.[1] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[2] The church building was opened on April 17, 1887. Architectural critic Montgomery Schuyler praised it as "a very rich scholarly and well considered design." The most conspicuous design feature of the interior was the central font.[1][3]

In 2017, the attendance was 2,200 people.[4]

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References Edit

  1. ^ a b Stern, Robert A. M.; Mellins, Thomas; Fishman, David (1999). New York 1880: Architecture and Urbanism in the Gilded Age. Monacelli Press. p. 896. ISBN 978-1-58093-027-7. OCLC 40698653.
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  3. ^ Kathleen LaFrank (May 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Registration:Emmanuel Baptist Church". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-02-20. See also: "Accompanying three photos".
  4. ^ Hartford Institute Database of megachurches in the US, hartfordinstitute.org's website, USA, Retrieved October 08, 2017