Historic Markers Across Alabama

Parker Memorial Baptist Church

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: U.S. Hwy 78, 1205 Quintard Ave, Anniston, AL
County: Calhoun
Coordinates: N 33° 39.61    W 085° 49.58
  33.66022    -85.82643
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMF0HM


On July 3, 1887, a congregation of 45 people met at the Opera House on Noble Street to organize a new church. Originally called Second Baptist Church, the name soon was changed to Twelfth Street Baptist Church.

In 1889, it became Parker Memorial Baptist Church in memory of Mrs. Cornelia A. Parker, whose husband gave the money for a new building that was dedicated in March of 1891.

The mission was and continues to be "Ministering to the World . . . Beginning at Our Own Front Door."

Alabama Historical Association 1997


More information - See Parker Memorial Church History

End of Parker Memorial Baptist Church