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Our Church History

God has blessed East Trigg Avenue Baptist Church to have a rich and productive history.  It has nurtured and supported some of the most outstanding laymen and ministers of our time.  East Trigg Avenue Baptist Church has existed under various names since 1902. From1902 to 1908 it was known as Rags Chapel Baptist Church.  It was later known as Shady Grove Baptist Church, and eventually became East Trigg Avenue Baptist Church.  In its long history, East Trigg has had eight pastors.

Reverend Charles Jonas Jones, 1902-1908

Reverend J. M. Evans, 1908-1914

Reverend A. D. Ball, 1914-1920

Reverend Sidney Woodard, 1920-1928

Reverend I. T. Mack, 1929-1930

Dr. William Herbert Brewster, 1930-1987

Dr. Samuel Turner, Jr., 1988-2003

Reverend Julius A. Beasley, 2004-Present

Current Pastor, Ministers, and Deacons:

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East Trigg Ave. Baptist Church
1315 S. Bellevue Blvd.
Memphis TN. 38106
(901) 942-2763


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