From 1852 to the present at TBC

Then and now...

The Third Baptist Church, brilliantly outstanding because of its achievements, dignity, and the respect accorded it by the community takes pride in its rich history. A long line of pioneers of great commitment, fortitude, and endurance established and nurtured the first Negro (as it was called back then) Baptist Church west of the Rocky Mountains through many prosperous years... 

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Third Baptist Church of San Francisco has a rich history, dating all the way back since 1852.  Take a look at some of the Pastors who have led our great church.

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Pastors at TBC thru
the years...

Third Baptist Church of San Francisco was established in 1852 by a devout group of Christians in the home of Eliza and William Davis, in San Francisco.


James W. Capen

Various pastors, mostly white, conducted services from members homes.


Charles Satchell 

Arrival of the first African American Pastor @ Third Baptist Church of San Francisco.


J.H. Kelly

Pastor @ Third Baptist Church in the years just before, during and after the great SF earthquake.


J.A. Dennis

Organized Usher Board and Morning Choir. 


E. W. Moore

Established the first scholarship at TBC and raised funds for the church's first missionary efforts.


Rev. Frederick Douglass Haynes, Sr.

Served as Pastor during the Depression and  World War II.  Rev. Haynes remained Senior Pastor for 38-years.


Rev. Dr. Frederick Haynes, Jr.

In the footsteps of his father, Rev. Haynes, Jr., served as Senior Pastor for 3 years, until his untimely death in 1975.


Rev. Dr. Amos C. Brown

After several months of a diligent search, Rev. Dr. Amos C. Brown assumed the pastorate at Third Baptist Church and has continued to serve to the present.

TBC Making History

A look back over the years and into the future @ TBC.

Third Baptist Church of San Francisco
Serving the Bay Area since 1852 

1399 McAllister Street • San Francisco, CA  94115 
415-346-4426 x212
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