Building History

1875

Union Baptist was organized by Reverend Steward Adams. 

Services were held in the Baymen Hall on Tarragona Street. 

Built first edifice on Tarragona between Chase and Garden Street. 

Built another edifice on Guillemard Street between Gadsen and Cervantes Street.

A storm destroyed the building.


1892              

Rented first floor of Russell’s Hall on Tarragona Street for worship services. 

Later worshiped in Saint Paul Methodist Church on Intendencia Street between Alcaniz and Tarragona Street. 

Rented Luke’s Hall on Romana Street between Alcaniz and Florida Blanca Street.


1900              

Moved the church building to Guillemard and Cervantes Street.


1950

Began rebuilding the sanctuary at 718 North Guillemard Street. 


1953

The word “Greater” was added to the church’s name.


1957              

Dedicated the new edifice December 8, 1957.


1961              

Burned mortgage and laid cornerstone February 26, 1961. 


1968              

Evacuated the premises for the widening of Cervantes Street.

Worshiped in Pensacola Technical High School until it was destroyed by fire.

Worshiped in A. A. Dixon Elementary School several Sundays.                    

Worshiped in P. K. Yonge School for two years. 


1969              

Broke ground to begin new edifice at 1300 North Guillemard Street on the fifth Sunday in November.


1972

 On April 23, 1972, marched from P. K. Yonge School to begin worshiping in the new edifice. 


1987              

 On July 26, 1987, burned mortgage.  Laid cornerstone and broke ground for the South wing.


1989              

Cleared ground for construction of the South wing of the Church.


1990              

 Began construction of the South wing of the Church. 


1991              

Dedicated the South wing as The Alfred Julius King, Sr. Nurture Center.


1999              

 On November 19, 1999, the South wing mortgage was paid in full.  


2006              

Established the Freddie G. King Early Learning Center. It is housed in the Alfred Julius King, Sr., Nurture Center.

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