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Mariner's Temple Baptist Church

The Oldest Baptist Church Site in Manhattan

Established in 1795

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Pastors of the Mariners’ Temple Baptist Church

Ira R. Steward, 1844 – 1865

James L. Hodge, 1865 - 1875

A. Frank Perry, 1875 -

James L. Hodge, 1876 - 1881

Norman Fox, 1882 - 1884

O.T. Walker, 1886 - 1887

J.F. Avery, 1887 - 1892

A. MacGeorge, 1897 -

M.G. Coker, 1898 - 1899

Henry Camp, 1899 -


John Carter, 1900 -

J.E. Lovejoy, 1900 -

Edward Judson, 1901 - 1903

George W. Dowknott, 1903- 1909

William N. Hubbell, 1909 - 1934

Cyrus C. Prentice, 1934 - 1938

Gordon R. Lahrson, 1938 - 1943

Charles E. Warren, 1943 -


Joseph B. Palmer, 1944 - 1955

George D. Younger, 1956 - 1965

William Leonard Chapman, 1965 - 1967

Robert W. Tiller, 1969 - 1970

Carl E. Flemister, 1972 - 1977

Neville C. Briathwaite, 1978 - 1983

Suzan D. Johnson Cook, 1983 - 1996

Henrietta Carter (interim), 1996 - 1998

Henrietta Carter, 1998 - present