Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church of Mims Historical

Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church of Mims Historical (HM1WWG)

Location: Mims, FL 32754 Brevard County
Country: United States of America

N 28° 39.783', W 80° 50.428'

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In 1894, after organizing a congregation, St. James Colored Missionary Baptist Church acquired land in Mims, and with Rev. G. Brewer as pastor, built the first wooden church on this site in 1904 under the guidance of Rev. J.S. Gilbert. Many of North Brevard's pioneering black families: Warren, Grant, Campbell, Cuyler, Strickland, Bell, Harris, Hester, Lewis, Sheldon, Abrams, Brothers, Wright, Highsmith and Mitchell, held positions in this church. Rev. James Massey served as an inspirational and dedicated leader from 1937 to 1967. Choir director Dorothy Hester also served as Youth Advisor for North Brevard NAACP under the direction of Harry T. Moore. Funeral services were held at this church for Civil Rights activists Harry T. Moore and Harriette V. Moore who were killed when their home was bombed on Christmas night 1951. Moore was Brevard County NAACP Chapter President and later NAACP Florida Convention president/state coordinator. The present church structure was built in 1964. The old wooden structure was torn down in 1968 and the annex building was started in 1971. The name of the church was changed to Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church in 1974.
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Year Placed2005
Placed ByThe Brevard County Historical Commission and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 515588 N 3170665
Decimal Degrees28.66305000, -80.84046667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 39.783', W 80° 50.428'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 39' 46.98" N, 80° 50' 25.68" W
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Area Code(s)321, 407
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2398-2412 Harry T Moore Ave, Mims FL 32754, US
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