Sunday School – 9:30 a.m.  | Worship Service – 10:45 a.m. | Wednesday Bible Study – 6:30 p.m.

What Happens Here Can Change the World

You can play an instrumental role in empowering the historic 16th Street Baptist Church to continue its work in transforming the future. Gifts will go toward preserving the church building, creating a new Education and Visitors Center and implementing peacebuilding and social justice programming.

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Our Story

Founded in 1873, the 16th Street Baptist Church was a pillar of the community, earning the nickname “Everybody’s Church.”

In the 1960s, the church was at the heart of the Civil Rights Movement. And it was where a Ku Klux Klan bombing killed four little girls, which galvanized the community and the world and served as a catalyst for the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

2023 is both the 150th anniversary of the church’s founding and the 60th anniversary of the bombing. Today, the church honors its rich history and activates its “dream of the future”: Teach Lessons, Touch Lives and Transform This Land.

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