Wheat Street Baptist Church
|Wheat Street Baptist Church|
Wheat Street Baptist Church seen from the north (back side)
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. The congregation dates back to 1869, with the present building dating from 1921. From 1898-1929, Rev. P. James Bryant served as pastor.