Category Archives: Baptist

Rosa Harris-Jackson Armistead – First Female Preacher and Deaconess

Behind the scene of the Alexandria Gazette story on “The Life of Rosa Harris-Jackson Armistead,” dated March 15, 2018. About seven years ago, I was contacted by Terry Coles and his sister, Judy Coles-Bailey that their great-grandmother, Rosa Harris-Jackson Armistead … Continue reading

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Reverend George W. Parker

In celebration of the end of the Civil War, this first blog will be on Reverend George W. Parker. He was the first documented pastor of “Third Baptist Church” in Alexandria, Virginia. Reverend George (Geo) W. Parker had many careers … Continue reading

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Mount Jezreel Baptist Church 1908 Membership List

Washington (Wash) Jackson is back on the scene again; he was one of the founders of Mount Jezreel Church. In April 1890, several members of Shiloh Baptist Church, located at 1401 Duke Street in Alexandria, Virginia, left and founded Mount. … Continue reading

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