Alfred Street Baptist Church, Alexandria

#10 of 15 in Historic Sites in Alexandria
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Alfred Street Baptist Church's initial beginnings date back to 1803 in Alexandria, Virginia, United States and located in the city's oldest African-American neighborhood, the Bottoms Alexandria, Virginia.

In 1806, the colored members of the church Alexandria Baptist Society established the Colored Baptist Society which would eventually become First African Baptist Church of Alexandria, Virginia. The church welcomed its first black pastor when Reverend Sampson White was called to lead the recently independent congregation. White had previously served as the founding pastor of Nineteenth Street Baptist Church of Washington, D.C. and Abyssinian Baptist Church of New York City. He would be followed by Reverend Samuel Madden in 1863.

Architectural improvements were implemented in the 1880s and in 1994, when a new sanctuary was built. The exterior of the building was preserved, but the interior was greatly improved. Alfred Street Baptist Church is located at 301 South Alfred Street in Alexandria, Virginia.
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  • I decided to do something new & travel away from my home church to usher in the new year. The Alfred Street Baptist Church family welcomed me as a visitor with sincere warmth and grace! The choir was....  more »
  • Very active church, great music especially some of the visiting choirs of the past and again this year!  more »
  • Pastor Wesley is an excellent pastor that preaches and teaches the word so you understand it. In addition to his excellent sermons, his communication with his church members and visitors makes each and every one feel as if they are at home in his world. Not to mention the choirs from the little children to the senior choir have you feeling the spirit of the Lord. ASBC is very well known across the World for their excellent service to the Lord. Hallelujah
  • Felt so welcome here for the anniversary concert - really an amazing performance! So much gratitude for the opportunity to be a part of the audience. Thank you ASBC, your presence in NOVA is such a blessing.

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