Pilgrim Baptist Church

A nonprofit organization

$16,320 raised

82% complete

$20,000 Goal

Pilgrim Baptist Church of Saint Paul celebrated 160 Years of service to the Community with a banquet and a church service.

Pilgrim Baptist Church was founded in 1863 and is the oldest African American Baptist church in the state of Minnesota.

The church was founded by escaped slaves who, with the help of the Underground Railroad, journeyed to Minnesota.  

Pilgrim Baptist Church has been newly listed as the first Minnesota location on the National Park Service’s “National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom,” a directory of more than 700 notable sites where slaves seeking their freedom hid or found refuge.

The National Park Service listed the church, which was chartered in 1866 and moved from Cedar Street to Central Avenue in 1928, among 23 new sites added to the network in late September.  See Article in St. Paul Pioneer Press


Men's Day Award Recipients
On Sunday, October 22nd, the Men's ministry co-chairs Dr. James Robinson and Nathaniel Galloway honored several special men and young men for their service. Congratulations Mac Webb, Gabriel Rue, Harold Tucker, and Elyjah Dilworth.  Jimmie Owens received an award posthumously for his service over the years.

Women's Ministry in Partnership with Face to Face


The Women's Ministry collected and sorted donations for the clients of Face2Face, who are 12-24 years old. All of them are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Since 1863, Pilgrim has shared Christ's message of love through preaching, teaching, worship, prayer and community outreach.

Pilgrim has a  legacy of  community service that has and continues to address the needs of  all ages and all stages of life.

Pilgrim's service includes hosting Scout Troops, the "Jolly Seniors" (a program for Senior Citizens),  hosting prison ministries, as well as a chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous and a community garden.  Pilgrim also provides a "Little Free Library" to inspire a love of reading, provides food baskets during the holidays and assists members of the community with social service needs. 

Women Ministry

 Mother's 1st Baby Shower Sponsored by Women's  Ministry

Pilgrim's music and fine arts department has praise dancers and choirs for all age groups. 

Pilgrim is the place where the "Walk of Faith Transforms Lives".


Livestream Channel

 Pilgrim Today (Newsletter)

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Organization name

Pilgrim Baptist Church

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732 Central Avenue W
Saint Paul, MN 55104


651 227 3220

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