Alexandria Black Seventh-day Adventist Church

A Brief History of Alexandria, Louisiana

Alexandria Black Church Organized in 1936

During the summer of 1936 Elder T. H. Coopwood held meetings for the black people of Alexandria, with a nightly attendance between 250 to 500. On November 28, 1936, the Alexandria black SDA church was organized with forty-two baptized members (Coopwood, 1936b) and thirty-three more who wanted to become members. The church was able to secure an adequate place to worship (Coopwood, 1936a).

Elder T. H. Coopwood


(2001, May 1). Southwestern Union Record, p. 5.

Coopwood, T. H. (1936a, Nov. 11). Ibid., p. 2.

Ibid. (1936b, Dec. 9). p. 5.

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