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16th Street Baptist Church

1530 Sixth Avenue North


    Our vision is to have Bible-centric ministry that will Reach, Rebuild and Reproduce Disciples through the power of the Holy Spirit.

   Our mission is to introduce people to Jesus Christ and to encourage the cultivation of a personal relationship with Him.We are, therefore, committed to Evangelizing the Sinner, Exalting the Savior, and Equipping the Saints.

Philosophy of Ministry:

      In order to accomplish our mission we will faithfully pursue seven basic philosophies in our ministries:

  - EXALT the Savior through dynamic worship.
  - EVANGELIZE the Unbeliever through outreach.
  - ESTABLISH the New Believer in the basic doctrines of the faith.
  - ENCOURAGE every Believer to cultivate an intimate, personal relationship with
  - EQUIP every Believer to do ministry through gift identification.
  - EDIFY one another through the exercising of spiritual gifts.
  - EMBRACE one another so that everyone feels loved, cared for, and accepted and
    enjoys being a part of our fellowship.    

Designated a National Historic Landmark after it was the location for a racially-based attack in 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church is a tribute to the inspirational story and sometimes terrible events of the American Civil Rights Movement. The traditionally African American church was bombed in the midst of the movement, resulting in the deaths of four innocent children and prompting the oppressed African Americans to make an even stronger push for their civil liberties. Restored but still bearing the marks from this attack, the church is located just a few miles north of the University of Alabama at  Birmingham and hosts an active congregation


Jose Chavez

Saturday, July 28, 2018
Really nice and organized, very informative. Nothing commercial around so take water or something to keep you hydrated. No guides so be prepared to walk and read a lot in the sun.

Aaron Lindloff

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Quick stop as we passed through Birmingham. Really close to the interstate. Didn't go inside but just hung out at the park to see the statues and the church. Good for our kids to see and reflect on.

Jerome Doby

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
This place is on 09/15/1963, there was a bombing: 22 injured, 4 died. Even after the bombing (by the KKK), the church is still going. Great place, this church. God bless this place :P

Ricardo Diez Baeza

Monday, June 25, 2018
A must see visit to learn about the civil rights movement in the US. unfortunately this place was bombed by racists who thought it was not a problem to bomb a church on a Sunday thus killing 4 innocent little girls. whether you are a christian or not, the place deserves a visit to pay respects. it is right next to the civil rights museum, so there is no excuse not to make a stop

Ken and Alicia Lund

Friday, March 30, 2018
A beautiful church in its own right on top of being a significant place to visit to appreciate civil rights struggles.

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