First African Baptist Church
23 Montgomery St, Savannah, GA 31401, USA
About First African Baptist Church
Located just off Franklin Square near City Market stands First African Baptist Church, the oldest black church in North America. Since it was organized in 1773 by Reverend George Leila, the church even predates the United States’ official formation in 1776.
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