4501 S. Vincennes, Chicago, Illinois, 60653

773-373-6144

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Group Details

Size of Congregation:

250

Local Concerns
Wellness & Disease Prevention, Hypertension, Choice 1

Our Partners

Ebenezer Baptist Church

Our Faith Leader

 

Person

Reverend Darryl Person

Our Health Minister

 

Health Ministry Team

During the Great Migration of the 1900s, scores of blacks who transferred to Chicago from the South settled in Bronzeville and made Ebenezer their church home.

 

Throughout the years, Ebenezer developed a reputation as a center for gospel music. Thomas Dorsey, the father of gospel music, introduced his blend of Christian praise and blues at Ebenezer and started the first gospel choir here.

 

The pulpit and pews of Ebenezer have hosted its share of historical politicians, ministers and vocal artists. During the 30-year pastorate of Rev. Frank K.Sims, distinguished guests of our church included Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph Metcalfe, Adam Clayton Powell and Mahalia Jackson.

 

In the 21st century, Ebenezer is building her future as she celebrates her past.