Sixth Presbyterian Church

October 1, 1848 -after 1940



The Sixth Presbyterian Church was organized on October 1, 1848 from members of the Third, Central and First churches. The dedication of the church was held in 1849. In 1884 it became absolutely necessary to enlarge the building. On April 20, 1885 the church building increased its size to about 800.

The original church at 90 Union Street was abandoned in 1891 and the St. James A. M. E. Church bought it. The next church had it's cornerstone laid on November 12, 1890 at 9 o'clock in the evening, under electric lighting. The dedication was held on November 9, 1891.

Sometime after 1935 the Presbytery of Newark asked St Paul's to take over the building as St. Paul's Presbyterian Church. St. Paul's was/is an immigrant church with sermons in Portuguese made up of Portuguese and Brazilian members.

From: Social Services Directory of Newark 1912

Church gives relief to its own poor who are members, and sometimes to nonmembers with whom it is brought into contact. Men's Brotherhood of the church conducts two bowling alleys in the basement. Church open every day.

Reverends Addresses LDS FHC
Microfilm #'s


Reverend From To
S. B. Potter 1848 1849
William Aikman 1849 1857
William T. Eva 1857 1860
J. F. Brown 1862 1862
Johnson 1863 1863
James M. Dickson 1863 1869
Martin F. Hollister 1870 1884
Davis W. Lusk April 22, 1885 April 12, 1911
Robert R. Littell January 13, 1910 1916
Charles Frank Bazata 1917 1939/40

Address From To
74, 88 Union Street 1848 1891
178 Lafayette Street c. Union Street November 9, 1891 after 1940

LDS FHC Microfilm #'s

Information Starting Year Ending Year LDS Microfilm #
Church Records 1885 1898 0504303

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