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Now here's the thing. When we were asked where should a person go to hear a sermon on the Martin Luther King's national birthday, we said Twelfth Baptist Church. Another reader from Ireland visiting Boston with a friend said she loved Black gospel music and wanted to attend a church where they sing African American spirituals. suggested the Yolanda Adams concert at the United House of Prayer on Seaver St. in Dorchester, MA.

We've began to collect and share profiles and music samples from Boston churches. 10 referral locations are listed here. If you are the public relations contact for your church, please use this form for a referral listing.

Black Family photo in the living room
these are my sisters and nieces

African Americans are the most religious group of people in America. Black people in Boston worship at Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal, Holiness, nondenominational, Catholic, Christian, Episcopal, unaffiliated, Muslim, Protestant, and other type churches. Most people you ask say they believe in God. Our guess is a majority of Amerians are praying even when they don't belong to a church. A site visitor asked "where is there a Black Catholic church in Boston?" Another asked "where is there a Black church in Burlington Ma near the hotel where we are for a conference." Update about your church.

Faith Based Community Service

The Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston (BMA) is an alliance of over 80 faith-based and community-based organizations. Highlights: BMA participating churches represent over 20,000 parishioners; its Boston Foundation funded initiatives serve over 106 faith-based organizations; these efforts have impacted over 26,000 youth and families in Boston’s poorest neighborhoods.

Is religion or the faith-based organizations reducing the number of offenders returning to jail once they're out? Focused on three neighborhoods of Boston-Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan, The Center for Church and Prison performed a study

Church Directory of BMA board members

Twelfth Baptist Church
150 Warren St, Roxbury, MA 02119
(617) 442-7855

Peoples Baptist Church
830 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118
(617) 427-0424

The Historic Charles Street A.M.E. Church
551 Warren St, Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 442-7770

Jubilee Christian Church
1500 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126
(617) 296-5683

Deliverance Temple Church of God
232 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 442-4330

United Baptist Church
322 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 522-7293

Bethel AME Church
40 Walk Hill St, Boston, MA 02130
(617) 524-7900

The Way of the Cross Church

Wesley United Methodist Church
1076 Washington St Dorchester Center, MA 02124
(617) 298-1886

Gospel and Spirituals Music

from the White House.
Aretha Franklin sings at Obama music concert
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more recommended churches

Pentecostal Tabernacle
a Bible-teaching church
Central Square Cambridge, MA

St. Stephens Episcopal Church
Tim Crellian, Vicar
419 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 262-9070 |
also their Church of St. Augustine & St. Martin
29 Lenox Street in Lower Roxbury

Greater Love Tabernacle
Rev. William E. Dickerson, pastor
101 Nightingale St
Dorchester Center, MA 02124
(617) 740-9480 |

Grace Church of All Nations
451 Washington St
Dorchester Center, MA 02124
(617) 825-6757 |


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