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.
Arrival of the first African American Pastor @ Third Baptist Church of San Francisco.
Pastor @ Third Baptist Church in the years just before, during and after the great SF earthquake.
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.
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 Mississippi through many prosperous years...
Pastors at TBC thru the years...
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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TBC Making History
A look back over the years and into the future @ TBC.