Wheat Street Baptist Church

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Wheat Street Baptist Church
Wheat Street Baptist Church.JPG
Wheat Street Baptist Church seen from the north (back side)
Wheat Street Baptist Church is located in Atlanta
Wheat Street Baptist Church
location in Intown Atlanta
General information
Coordinates33°45′19″N 84°22′32″W / 33.7551682°N 84.3756783°W / 33.7551682; -84.3756783
Construction started1920

Wheat Street Baptist Church is located at 359 Auburn Ave. in the Sweet Auburn neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. The building is part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic District; the church and its leader at the time, Rev. William Holmes Borders, played a leading role in the Civil Rights Movement.[1] The congregation dates back to 1869, with the present building dating from 1921. From 1898-1929, Rev. P. James Bryant served as pastor.[2]


  1. ^ English, James W. (1967). The prophet of Wheat Street: the story of William Holmes Borders, a man who refused to fail. D. C. Cook Pub. Co. ISBN 978-0-912692-19-7.
  2. ^ "Our History", 'Wheat Street Baptist Church