4th Avenue Baptist Church / Living Word Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

Fourth Avenue South is the the route the east-bound traffic on US-78 takes away from central Birmingham. For over a decade I traveled this route everyday on my may home from Samford and many other places. Just east of the Red Mountain Expressway, at the top of a low rise, on the north side of the avenue sits a Baptist church. Because of its elevation, above the street and above the land to the west, it is fairly impressive. It also has an impressive piece of Alabama marble that records the history of the congregation that erected the building.

Cornerstone on Living Word Baptist Church. Photo: July 4, 2019.
Living Word Baptist Church. Photo: David Bains, October 22, 2022

My recollection is that the church has served as the home of Living Word Baptist Church for at least the past 24 years. I do not know yet if Living Word represents another name change for the congregation once known as Antioch and then as Fourth Avenue South or if it is a separate congregation. If you know, let me know.

Living Word Baptist Church, July 4, 2019.

Read this first post for more on this series on Birmingham churches and their cornerstones.

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