MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — St. Peter’s AME Church marked a milestone Sunday.
It was 135 years ago when the church was founded in south Minneapolis. At the time, there was only one other AME Church serving the city on the east side of the Mississippi. It was felt that a new church on the West side of the river would serve the city well.READ MORE: With Natural Gas Prices Rising, What Are Efficient Ways To Keep Out The Cold?
St. Peter’s set up shop on the corner of Nicollet and Washington. Today, the church sits at 42nd Street and 4th Avenue.READ MORE: Teen, 15, Shot Near Minneapolis Park While Sibling Played In Youth Football Game
“It’s our third location — we’ve been destroyed twice by fire,” Senior Pastor Rev. Nazim Fakir said. “This particular facility broke ground in 1952, and we moved in here in 1953 and we’ve been in this community ever since.”MORE NEWS: FBI Report Details 'Alarming' Rise In Attacks On Law Enforcement
Special services were performed Sunday with a speech from a Senior Bishop. After services, St.Peter’s unveiled a wall commemorating all of its pastors.