Category Archives: Churches

Miss Laura Missouri Dorsey

Behind the Alexandria Gazette story on Laura Missouri Dorsey dated January 11 – 17, 2018. Several years ago, I visited and interviewed Miss Laura Missouri Dorsey’s second cousin, Mrs. Fayrene Lyles-Richardson in Maryland. In talking with Fayrene, she shared many … 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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