Shiloh Celebrates 150 Years

It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to the Official Launch of our Sesquicentennial Celebration. We have looked forward to this special year with great anticipation, enthusiasm, and excitement. Starting with the Ribbon Cutting and Worship Service, This will be a year of honoring our past, celebrating today, and charting the course for future generations'....;xNLx;;xNLx;Few could have imagined that a Sunday School started by a small hand of faithful servants would have grown into the religious, cultural, and civic institution that Shiloh is today. For all of these blessings, we rejoice. ;xNLx;;xNLx;;xNLx;The Reverend Dr. Wallace Charles Smith

1863-04-01 00:00:00

Shiloh's First Pastor

REV. WILLIAM J. WALKER, 1863 - "These brethren, who have been driven from their homes and scattered among strangers, long to be gathered into a church that may worship God unitedly as they formerly did.”--

1863-04-01 00:00:00

Shiloh's First Building

This building was 10' x 30'.

1867-04-01 00:00:00

Negro School

1868-04-01 00:00:00

Shiloh's Second Building

1883-04-01 00:00:00

Shiloh's Third Building

The building was 52' by 99'.

1891-04-01 00:00:00

Shiloh's Second Pastor

REV. J. ANDERSON TAYLOR, 1890. -- "I cannot feel otherwise but that the Lord directed their efforts, and then the manner in which the members received me when I was up there won my affections."

1907-04-01 00:00:00

Shiloh's Third Pastor

REV. JOHN MILTON WALDRON, 1912 -- “The early friends of the Negro grasped the true solution, which is that his needs and possibilities are the same as those of the other members of the human family; that he must be educated not only for industrial efficiency and for private gain, but to share in the duties and responsibilities of a free democracy; that he must have equality of rights, for his own sake, for the sake of the human race, and for the perpetuity of free institutions.”

1917-04-01 00:00:00

Silent Mission

Shiloh's hearing impaired congregation was founded in 1917.

1924-04-01 00:00:00

Shiloh's Fourth Building

1930-04-01 00:00:00

Shiloh's Fourth Pastor

REV. DR. EARL L. HARRISON, 1942 -- “The success of Shiloh cannot be told by counting noses and dollars. Its finest accomplishments have not been written with pen and ink on paper, but rather they have been written in the hearts of the many thousands who have drunk at its ever fresh flowing fountain of Spiritual water, and who have eaten at its ever full table of the Bread of Life."

1941-04-01 00:00:00

Earl L. Harrison Education Building

1941-04-01 00:00:00

913 P Street Northwest, DC

1969-04-01 00:00:00

Shiloh Old Site

1969-04-01 00:00:00


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1972-07-01 17:51:16

Shiloh's Fifth Pastor

REV. DR. HENRY C. GREGORY III -- “Historically, the stable and continued existence of the black church in America was in itself a facilitator of the trust necessary to motivate and sustain the interest of blacks in their priorities can concerns for the community. The universe of the church was coterminous in its boundaries with the universe of the black population. The church fostered leaders for many generations, and this in itself was a creative encouragement to black persons who sought to become actors and participants in the liberation and empowerment of their communities.”

1976-04-01 00:00:00

Tennis AT Shiloh

Tennis At Shiloh marching down 9th Street during a Shiloh community parade.

1981-04-01 00:00:00

Henry C. Gregory III Family Life Center

1981-04-19 00:00:00

Easter Service Televised on CBS

Shiloh's proudest moment.

1988-04-01 00:00:00

125th Anniversary Trip

Church's audience with Pope John Paul.

1990-04-01 00:00:00

Interim Pastor

The Reverend Ronald K. Austin served as interim pastor of Shiloh after the death of Reverend Henry C. Gregory III

1991-04-01 00:00:00

Shiloh's Sixth Pastor

1991-04-01 00:00:00

The Fire of 1991

Fire almost destroys Shiloh Baptist Church

1998-04-01 00:00:00

Shiloh's Fifth Church Building

Shiloh Celebrates 150 Years

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