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Shiloh Baptist Church, the oldest African American Baptist church in Accomack County, is the mother church of three other congregations.

“Shiloh Baptist Church is the oldest African American Baptist Church in Accomack County. Founded in 1875, the congregation of Shiloh Baptist Church grew out of the “Colored Membership” of the Hollies Baptist Church in Keller, VA.

“The first church edifice was constructed in 1875, and, after twice being destroyed by fire, the second edifice was rebuilt in 1904. The current church building was completed in 1907, and a Building Fund drive is currently under way to raise money for a new church home.

“Under the leadership of thirteen pastors over a period of 131 years, Shiloh Baptist Church has grown and flourished, adding new souls to the congregation every year. Shiloh Baptist Church birthed three other congregations: the New Mount Zion Baptist Church of Painter, Virginia in 1881, the Holy Trinity Baptist Church of Pungoteague, Virginia in 1905 and the Ebenezer Baptist Church of Wardtown, Virginia in 1909.”

The complete article is online at Shiloh Baptist Church, Accomack County, Virginia ( http://shilohbaptistva.org/our-family/ ) accessed October 26, 2020.


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