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On April 11, 1976, a group of committed Christians met at the home of the late Sister Lillian Johnson to discuss the formation of a church. The group chose the name Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church. The church was sanctioned on May 7, 1976 by the First District Missionary Baptist Association. Rev. Moses S Gordon II was named the pastor.

The Claiborne-Jones Temple, located at 8708 Willow Street, became the temporary home of the Fellowship family from May 1976 to August 1977. The First African Baptist Church opened its doors to us for baptismal services and meetings. The first worship service at Fellowship was held on Mother’s Day, May 9, 1976, with the Rev. Walter A. Duncan presiding. Rev. Moses S. Gordon II delivered the “spoken word” for this inaugural event.

Our first permanent edifice was located at 2801 & 2809 General Taylor Street in New Orleans, LA, in July 1977.  

Continuing to move forward in God’s name, He enabled us to purchase and renovate the sanctuary located at 2101 Prytania Street in the historic Garden District of New Orleans. In August of 2005, the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church faced a critical juncture in its illustrious history with the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Our church sustained serious damage. Our services were conducted at First African Baptist Church – 6th District. This edifice was burned by fire January 2011.

On August 4, 2013 The Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church moved into its newly constructed church edifice at 2809 General Taylor Street, New Orleans, LA.  We have come full circle by returning to the community for which we have an affinity, one in which we are familiar and one where the Lord has led us to administer spiritual nourishment.