Historical Images

All the images below are courtesy of the Stanley A. BaumanPhotograph Collection at Stonehill College

The above photo shows Messiah Baptist Church on Legion Parkway in July, 1947, when the church was , noting its 50th anniversary with special exercises. Then-pastor Rev. Giey Outlaw is pastor conducted a campaign to liquidate the church's mortgage

This photo, from April 9, 1950, was taken at the Baptism of church members. Churchgoers were immersed in a font at the front of the church. Rev. Kenneth A. Bowen, standing in three feet of water, reads a prayer at the church at the opening of the ceremony.

In this undated photo,Rev. Kenneth A. Bowen, pastor of the Messiah Baptist Church, talks with delegates and officers of the United Baptist Convention of Massachusetts and Rhode Island at the church as their three-day drew to a close. Pictured left to right are, Rev. Bowen, Rev. Earl W. Lawson, vice-president of the United Baptist Convention; Rev. Richard M. Owens, president of the United Baptist Convention; and Rev. H. Benton Harris, corresponding secretary of the United Baptist Convention.
This March, 1957 photo shows a group of 15 people who were part of the NAACP in the Messiah Baptist Church.

In December, 1957 Messiah Baptist Church's  60th year was observed with an anniversary program . Among those taking part were Rev. A. Roger Williams of Cambridge, pastor of the Massachusetts Avenue Baptist church; Rev. Arvid L. Anderson of Brockton, executive director, Brockton Area Council of Churches; Mrs. Mollie Bullock, oldest living member of the church, Rev. Jack Clark, minister; Joseph S. Carter, Senior deacon; Mayor Peterson; Mrs. Catherine D. Young, chairman, anniversary committee; and Miss Elizabeth J. Miller, director of Christian social relationships, Massachusetts Baptist convention.

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