Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Response to Jessica

This post today is in response to Jessica's comment to my article written last month entitled Black History Month-The Gospel Church, Thomas A. Dorsey

I'm really happy that someone unsolicited came by and left a comment in my blog, and that I can help someone find a gospel church in Austin.

This list is not in anyway exhaustive, but represents some of the ones I've been to. If you would like to promote your Austin area gospel church feel free to add your comments to this page.

1. Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church They are just East of 35, and if you're staying downtown, should be fairly easy to get to. They have a young senior pastor,Gaylon Clark. I find it to be very exuberant. They occasionally feature a dance team. I have co-workers that go to this church, very nice people that I can get you in touch with. Phone 512.478.7578, 1801 Pennsylvania Avenue, Austin, TX 78702

2. Mt Olivet Baptist Church.1179 San Bernard, 478-7023. It is a small but very friendly church. Very talented choir and musicians. A very sweet lady that I work with attends this church, and I can put you in touch with her.

3. Mt Sinai Baptist Church , 5900 Cameron Rd Phone: 512-451-0808 A.W. Anthony Mays, Senior Pastor. A larger church with an active community, Brother Chester D.T. Baldwin is the music minister and a world renowned and respected gospel artist. It's a little bit further from downtown, but worth it if you go.

4. St James Missionary Baptist Church 3417 E. MLK Blvd, Austin, Tx. 78721 512-928-2753. Another church, Dr. B.W. McClendon Sr. Pastor/Teacher, get there early, the church fills up fast and there will be standing room only, but again worth effort. Don't confuse it with St James Episcopal a few blocks further. Again, a little further from downtown, but well worth the drive.

Hope this helps!


At 7:55 AM, Blogger jessica said...

Thanks so much, Brian. You are the BEST!

At 5:22 AM, Blogger jessica said...

Hi, Brian.
Since you were so helpful last time around, I'm hoping you can give me some more inside information. We'll be arriving in Austin on April 15, the afternoon before Easter Sunday, so we won't have very much time to scope things out for ourselves. Any suggestions on a good place to have dinner -- or even brunch -- in Austin on Easter? We're open to the quirky/offbeat, traditional or something will real Austin/southwestern charm (since we're from New York and this will be a novelty for us.) The only requirement we have is that the place welcomes kids. Thanks again! Jessica

At 7:49 AM, Blogger Brian said...

well, I can't think of a more appropriate place than the restaurant I ate at yesterday, and I reviewed it in the column osted today.

There is a link to their website, it is in the neighborhood of the Greater Mt Zion and the Mt Olivet Baptist Church I told you about.


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