This is the church that my ancestor Anthony Binga Sr. established in Canada shortly after escaping slavery in 1836. Below is a link to an article written in 1974 that details its history and mission.
A Beginning in Slavery…
On a cold day in January, a century ago, a group of 38 escaped slaves crossed the Detroit River to the shore of Essex County…READ MORE
Check out my posts related to Anthony Binga Sr. and Jr. here.
Update: Check out a Windsor Star article about the designation of the Amherstburg First Baptist Church as a historic site here.
Article Source | The Windsor Star
Author | Keith Rolland
Photo Credit | Anne
NOTE: Thanks to Abiola Afolabi, First Lady of the Amherstburg First Baptist Church for providing this photo of the church building.
Update: Amherstburg First Baptist Church Designated Parks Canada Historic Site.
On October 14, 2017, I attended the commemoration of the significance of Amherstburg First Baptist Church held by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada and Parks Canada. My cousin Dr. Barbara Hughes-Smith was a presenter and helped Pastor Afolabi uncover the plaque. The photos below are of the historic designation ceremony at Amherstburg First Baptist Church.