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History of Jacksonville, FL: Bethel Baptist Church

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Bethel Baptist Institutional Church


Erected in 1904, this stunning building at 1058 North Hogan Street is home to the Bethel Baptist Institutional Church. The church's history stretches all the way back to 1838, when it was established as the first Baptist congregation in Jacksonville









Image Courtesy J. Grey, CC BY NC

History of the Hogan Street Church Building

Bethel Baptist Institutional Church - Jacksonville, Florida. ca 1911. Image courtesy State Archives of Florida.

History of the Congregation


Prominent Members of Bethel Church