Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Park Street Church

The Park Street Church was founded in 1829 by a group of 26 Bostonians in opposition to the growth of Unitarianism. This church is steeped in history. During the War of 1812, gunpowder was stored in the basement. In 1829, the abolitionist, William Lloyd Garrison, delivered his first anti-slavery address from the pulpit. In 1910, the Boston Chapter of the N.A.A.C.P. was organized here. In 1923, the oldest radio ministry in the United States began here. In 1949, Billy Graham's evangelistic crusades were introduced into Boston from this church.

No comments: