Bethel Baptist Institutional Church

  • Demonination: Baptist
  • Pastor: John E. Ford
  • Race/Ethnicity: African-American
  • County: Duval
  • City: Jacksonville
  • Date: 1838

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Bethel Baptist Institutional Church

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23. Records of auxiliary church organizations (give name of organization, actual title of record in quotation marks, or assigned title in parentheses, dates by years, number of volumes or file boxes, description of contents, location, condition, i.e. good, fair, for each record kept by each organization):

(Sunday School Records); 20 vols.; 1900--; containing an account of receipts and disbursements from the several departments of the Sunday School, also accounts of programs sponsored; located in the office of the church, northwest corner of Caroline and Hogan Streets; condition fair; prior records are lost.

(B.Y.P.U. Records); 1905--; 34 vols.; containing an account of receipts and disbursements of the Junior, Intermediate, and Senior unions with accounts of programs rendered, names, pledges, and addresses of members, also names of officers; located in the office of the church, northwest corner of Hogan and Caroline Streets; condition fair; records prior to 1905 are lost. These records were not available for personal inspection.

24. List here all auxiliary organizations of the church not given in Item 23, even though they do not keep records:

Home and Foreign Mission Society, B.Y.P.U., Philathea Bible Class, Baraca Bible Class, Seekers of Truth, Daughters of Israel, Boy Scout Troop #75, Ushers Board, Deacons Board, Deaconess Board, Choir, Sunday School.

25. Care of records. (Church’s policy, if any, of transferring records to a central depository of church or denomination with name and location of the depository. Information on destruction or loss of records, if known): This church does not transfer records.

26. List here the persons from whom you obtain information for this form. Give the official title of each person. Summarize by number the items answered by each person.

Name: John L. Jones
Title: Deacon.
Item Numbers: 3, 6, 12, 20.

Name: Rev. John E. Ford
Title: Pastor
Item Numbers: 3-14, 16, 18-21

[added note] Souvenir Centennial Celebration Bethel Baptist Institutional Church. Negro not numbered in pages in publication. Year 1938. Item No. (15) [end note]

[strike text] From souvenir history of church celebrating centennial. [end strike]

Name: Personal observation of worker
Item Numbers: 17

Name: L.M. Argrett
Title: Church Clerk
Item Numbers: 22, 23-25

Written source for Item 3 and 9: Souvenir Centennial Celebration (a history) found on cover of book. No written source for Item 19 (a).