Clinton Avenue Baptist

1897 - after 1957



The Clinton Avenue Baptist Church started out as the Pilgrim Baptist Church, changed its name and location to the Sherman Avenue Baptist Church before changing location and name again in 1897. Merged with the First Baptist Church of Irvington in the 1940's.

From: Social Services Directory of Newark 1912

Gives relief to its own destitute members and leaves the matter of giving relief to non-members to the discretion of the deacons. Missionary work is done only through missionary organizations, none direct. The church is available for any purpose for which the religious community may need it.

Reverends Addresses Archive


Reverend From To
J. R. L'Hommedieu 1897 December, 1899
R. Edward Curry April 15, 1900 September 30, 1901
Albert G. Lawson April 6, 1902 August 31, 1905
Samuel J. Skevington January 5, 1906 September 30, 1911
Riley A. Vose February 1, 1912 1918/19
Arthur B. Bass 1919/20 1926
Wiley R. Deal 1927 1930
Albert C. Freeman 1931/32 1943/51

Address From To
197, 215 Clinton Ave. (same location, different numbers) 1897 after 1943

Archive Information (Last Known location)

Records of Baptisms, Marriages, Members, and Deaths, 10 vols. from about 1868 - Records in possession of Church Clerk.