The Fast 50s at St. John’s

by Ken Sanford The 1950’s opened at St. John’s with a burst of activity, and the congregation knew they had chosen wisely in calling Dr. Claude U. Broach to the pulpit. Although a young man, he was known widely across the South. A graduate of the University of Georgia, he...

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From the Heritage Room: Dr. Broach

As we come to the end of our emphasis on the 1940s, the following is a biographical sketch of the life of Dr. Claude Upshaw Broach who came to St. John’s in 1944 and served as Senior Minister for the next thirty years. He was born on August 16, 1913,...

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2022 Summer Worship Series

WORSHIP THIS SUMMER There is a great deal of unnecessary confusion over the Book of Revelation. This book at the end of Christian scriptures was written as a public pastoral letter to scattered disciples amidst religious and political transformation. We have this in common with those disciples of the first...

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St. John’s in War and Peace

From the Heritage Room The arrival of the decade of the 1940s was eventful with continued debt reduction, which by July, 1942, was paid in full after 20 years of building, growth and faithful stewardship. Yet, St. John’s could not escape the dark clouds of World War II. John Brock,...

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Church Ministry Coordinator Search

April 20, 2022 St. John’s Baptist Church is seeking an outgoing, team oriented individual to provide full time administrative support to our ministry staff and coordination of office operations for the church. The Church Ministry Coordinator is the primary administrative support for the Senior Minister and Ministry Staff as well...

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Minister for Youth and Young Adults Search

Welcome Thank you for your interest in St. John’s Baptist Church and the search for our next Minister for Youth and Young Adults. St. John’s is located in the historic Elizabeth neighborhood of Charlotte and is a progressive, service oriented congregation committed to the principles of inclusion and openness to all...

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Dr. Chauncey W. Durden

Dr. Chauncey W. Durden Dr. Durden was the second minister at St. John’s and served for fifteen years from April 1929 at the age of 61 until his retirement in April 1944 at the age of 76. When he came to St. John’s, the membership was 680; when he left,...

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Living Into the Future – On Purpose

Beloved, as you emerge from the perils of this pandemic, you are making a difference. Even if you have anxiety in this complicated and dysfunctional world, you are still punching holes in darkness revealing God’s eternal light. You are embodying the hope and joy of God through continuing the ministry...

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