Vineville Baptist Church

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Vineville Baptist Church is a church in Macon, Georgia. Its sister church is Vineville North Baptist Church, founded as a mission of Vineville Baptist Church.[1]

In 1963, the church, under Pastor Dr. Walter L. Moore [2] accepted Ghanaian student Sam Oni at a time when the church and others in the state would not accept an American black man, arguing that he was different from the "American negro".[3][4] This was revolutionary in churches and racism in the United States.

Otis Redding formerly attended the church as a youth, where his father was pastor, nurturing his singing talents in the church choir.[5]


  1. ^ Jones, John (30 March 2009). Journey of Faith. Xulon Press. p. 102. ISBN 978-1-60791-260-6. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  2. ^ Bryant, James C. (November 1993). A gift for giving: the story of Lamar Rich Plunkett. Mercer University Press. p. 260. ISBN 978-0-86554-430-7. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  3. ^ Ammerman, Nancy Tatom (1993). Southern Baptists observed: multiple perspectives on a changing denomination. Univ. of Tennessee Press. p. 168. ISBN 978-0-87049-770-4. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  4. ^ Mays, Benjamin Elijah; Burton, Orville Vernon (April 2003). Born to Rebel: An Autobiography. University of Georgia Press. p. 248. ISBN 978-0-8203-2523-1. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  5. ^ Rich Everitt (September 2004). Falling stars: air crashes that filled rock and roll heaven. Harbor House. pp. 47–. ISBN 978-1-891799-04-4. Retrieved 31 August 2011.

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